DFS clients may access the DFS root server in the remote site even though the DFS root server in the local site is available in a Windows Server 2003-based domain

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • In a Windows Server 2003-based domain, you configure the Distributed File System (DFS) together with multiple DFS root servers. Some servers are located in the local site, and the other servers are located in a remote site.
  • Users in the local site use DFS to access shares.
In this scenario, the active DFS target may switch to a server in the remote site even if the DFS root server in the local site is available. This problem may cause the users in the domain to experience a slow response when they access a DFS share.

RESOLUTION

Windows XP hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows XP with SP2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys5.1.2600.3356174,72022-Apr-200809:51x86
Windows XP with SP3, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys5.1.2600.5585174,84822-Apr-200813:54x86

Windows Server 2003 hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with SP1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys5.2.3790.3065177,66426-Dec-200711:00x86
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys5.2.3790.4212177,66426-Dec-200711:49x86
Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys5.2.3790.3065487,93627-Dec-200703:19IA-64
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys5.2.3790.4212487,93627-Dec-200703:23IA-64
Windows Server 2003, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys5.2.3790.3065309,24827-Dec-200703:19x64
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Rdbss.sys5.2.3790.4212309,76027-Dec-200703:25x64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Network trace information

When this problem occurs, a network trace that resembles the following trace is generated:
SMB C transact2 Query path info, File = <file name together with path> <source IP> <destination IP> 
SMB R transact2 - NT error, System, Error, Code = (58) STATUS_OBJECT_PATH_NOT_FOUND <destination IP> <source IP>

REFERENCES

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 944505 - Last Review: July 1, 2008 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
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kbautohotfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbfix kbqfe kbhotfixserver KB944505

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