When you try to access files on a network share, Windows Explorer stops responding on a computer that is running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008
Consider the following scenario:
- You have a network share that is hosted on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a network environment.
- You map a drive to the network share on a client computer that is running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
- You open some applications to query the extended attributes of the files on the network share.
- You open Windows Explorer and then click the mapped drive to browse the files.
In this scenario, Windows Explorer stops responding for about 35 seconds.
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2550581.