Slow network performance occurs when you select a file on a share that uses NTFS

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Symptoms

When you select a file on a network share that uses an NTFS file system partition, extra Server Message Block (SMB) packets are sent on the wire. This behavior causes overall slow network performance.

The same issue occurs if you browse the network, and you position the mouse cursor over one of the files; however, this issue does not occur if you use a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based client computer.

Cause

This issue occurs because Microsoft Windows Explorer tries to open NTFS streams on the volume to get extended information about the file, for example, title, subject, comments, and source author. All of this information for the file is stored on the volume.

Resolution

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to obtain the latest Windows 2000 service pack

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.

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, submit a request to 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.

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 tool in Control Panel.
  Date        Time   Version        Size       File name
  --------------------------------------------------------
  05/20/2002  16:25  5.0.3502.5772  2,350,864  Shell32.dll
Note When you install this hotfix, the hotfix installer will make a registry change that turns off the Summary Properties Page. Removing the hotfix will restore the original registry setting.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4.

More information

Follow these steps on all client computers that use the products that are listed at the beginning of this article:
  1. Install the hotfix, and then restart the computer when you are prompted.
  2. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.
  3. In the Folder Options window, click the View tab, and then make sure that the Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items check box is not selected.
  4. Click the General tab, and then click the Use Windows Classic Folders check box.
  5. Click OK to close the Folder Options window.
  6. Follow the steps in the "Resolution" section of the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    829700 Slow network performance when you open a file that is located in a shared folder on a remote network computer

    Note For the best performance, perform step 6 after you apply Windows 2000 SP4 on the client computer.
Note These additional steps are required because if you select Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items or if you do not select Use Windows Classic Folders, this creates extra traffic on the network, even after you apply the hotfix.

When you a select a file, the following information is displayed on the wire:
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib
SMB R NT create & X, FID = 0x800f
SMB C transact2 Query file info, FID = 0x800f
SMB R transact2 Query file info (response to frame 5)
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:Raec25ph4sudbf0hAaq5ehw3Nf:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:Raec25ph4sudbf0hAaq5ehw3Nf:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:SummaryInformation:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:Docf_SummaryInformation:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:SummaryInformation:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:Docf_SummaryInformation:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:SummaryInformation:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:Docf_SummaryInformation:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:DocumentSummaryInformation:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
SMB C NT create & X, File = \dnscrcli.lib:Docf_DocumentSummaryInformation:$DATA
SMB R NT create & X - NT error, System, Error, Code = (52) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
					
These attempts to open hidden data streams are designed to extract the data required for displaying pop-up descriptions, the Explorer status line, and certain Properties dialog pages. After the hotfix is applied, the Summary, Custom, and Security pages of the Properties dialog will never be displayed, because it is not possible to create these Properties pages without the data from the eliminated traffic. For more information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
265173 The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server product
For more information about how to install multiple hotfixes with only one restart, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
296861 How to install multiple Windows updates or hotfixes with only one reboot
For more information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes

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Article ID: 265396 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 8.0
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbshell kbbug kbfix kbnetwork kbwin2000presp4fix KB265396

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