Windows Search does not return files or folders that are under DFS-linked folders on a Windows Vista SP2 or on a Windows Server 2008 SP2-based computer
Consider the following scenario:
- On a computer that is running Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2), you open a network folder in Windows Explorer.
- The network folder contains folders that are linked to the Distributed File System (DFS).
- You perform a search in the network folder in Windows Explorer.
In this scenario, the search does not return results for files or for folders that are under the DFS-linked network shares.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB972841.