Long Delays When You Open Resources on a DFS Share

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When you try to open a file or document that resides on a Distributed File System (DFS) share, it may take a long amount of time to open the resource (from 90 seconds to 15 minutes). However, you may be able to quickly open the same resource by using a UNC path.


The problem is caused when the WebClient redirector does not cache information.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date          Time   Version      Size          File name     
   14-FEB-2002   11:57  5.1.2600.28  61,952        Webclnt.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.


You can disable the Webclient service to verify if you are experiencing this problem. If the problem is resolved when you do so, it is likely that the hotfix that is described in this article will correct the problem.


Article ID: 312181 - Last Review: May 18, 2007 - Revision: 1.3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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