Dfs Drive Connections Not Displayed in Windows NT Explorer

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Symptoms

Within Windows NT Explorer, after mapping a network drive to a Directory File System (Dfs) share, the drive letter for the associated connection does not appear in the drive listing. Refreshing the window causes the connection to appear in the drive listing.

Also, Dfs mapped drives may fail when setting them to the current drive from a command prompt.

Cause

This problem occurs because the Dfs connection type is not automatically refreshed.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
  • Windows Service Pack Center -or-

  • 152734 how to obtain the latest windows nt 4.0 service pack
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in product x.x.

Properties

Article ID: 216678 - Last Review: January 9, 2015 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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