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Cannot Connect to Windows NT Server with Many Shares
Article ID: 160807 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q160807
You may experience problems connecting to a share on a Windows NT server from a Windows 95 workstation if the Windows NT server has a large number of shares.
Specific symptoms may include:
In some scenarios, Windows 95 determines whether a share exists on an SMB server by getting the list of shares from the server, then searching for the specified share name in the data returned. The SMB protocol used to get the list of shares is limited to a total data size of 64K. If the list of shares is too large, not all names fit within the 64K data block. If the specified share is not included in the partial list returned, the operation does not work.
To work around this issue, use one or more of the following methods:
This issue is resolved by the following updated file for Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2), 2.1 and 2.5, and later versions of this file:
SHELL32.DLL version 4.00.955 dated 9/30/96 817,664 bytes
SHELL32.DLL version 4.00.1112 dated 9/25/97 819,200 bytes
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Windows 95 andOEM Service Release 2 (OSR2). An update to address this problem is now available, but is not fully regression tested and should be applied only to computers experiencing this specific problem. Unless you are severely impacted by this specific problem, Microsoft does not recommend implementing this update at this time. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for additional information about the availability of this update.
This issue is resolved in Microsoft Windows 98.
This symptom is typically encountered if the number of shares on the Windows NT server exceeds 1,000 shares, or if the shares generally have long comment strings.
For additional information about related issues, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/160808/EN-US/ )Profiles and Briefcase May Not Work with Windows NT Server
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188206/EN-US/ )Access Denied Connecting to Windows NT Server with Many Shares
For additional information about issues resolved by updates to this component, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/161100/EN-US/ )File May Be Truncated When Copied to a Full Network Drive
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150215/EN-US/ )Disabling Automatic Network Shortcut Resolution
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/138014/EN-US/ )File May Be Truncated to Zero Bytes When Copied Onto Itself
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/136834/EN-US/ )Error Copying Read-Only Files to Core SMB Server
For additional information about Windows 95 updates, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/161020/EN-US/ )Implementing Windows 95 Updates
Article ID: 160807 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 2.2