Monday, 2 April 2012

Windows XP SP3 DFS Network shares not refreshing

If you run a network where you connect Windows XP to DFS shares, you may encounter the issue whereby a user can create a new file/folder but not see it until they refresh the folder, this can lead to a large number of 'New Folder' entries if the user believes that they have not actually created a new folder.

The issue can also occur when moving or deleting items.

Microsoft list a fix which consists of a registry entry, apparently this was introduced in Windows XP SP2 but you can still get the issue with SP3.

The fix is a registry entry in the following path


It is a DWORD entry and is called 'NoSimpleNetIDList'

the value needs to be set to 1


Microsoft Support Information

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