Windows XP's windows explorer hanging with dfs drive mappings

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Travis, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Travis

    Travis Guest

    Had a call with MS Support for weeks now analysing dumps and procmon results.
    All users are windows xp, all have groups, home and shared drives mapped
    which are dfs namespaces. Issue is with laptops. When a user connects to
    another internet service outside your domain and opens windows explorer -
    explorer hangs incessantly requiring you to either disconnect the connection
    to the internet or end the explorer task. This is obviously beacuse the
    client is trying to connect to a DC and/or namespace server. Any ideas on
    how to workaround/fix this? A simple script can remove the mapped drives but
    thats a short term arrangement.
    Travis, Feb 7, 2009
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  2. Travis,
    I guess a solution would be not to map a persistent drive. If your login
    script deletes all mapped drives and then creates them, then off the network
    the script will not run and the drives will not be mapped.
    Another solution is to use My Network Places instead of mapped drives.
    Anthony [MVP], Feb 10, 2009
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