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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2281477

There is about a 20- to 30-second delay in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista when you open a network drive, and its target folder is a DFS share

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista.
  • You install Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows Server 2008 or for Windows Vista. Or, you install hotfix 959488 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Vista SP1.
  • You create a network drive on the computer, and the target share folder is a Distributed File System (DFS) shared folder.
  • You try to open the network drive.

In this scenario, there is about a 20- to 30-second delay before the network drive is opened.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2281477.

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