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