Explorer on Windows 95 DFS Client May Hang

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SYMPTOMS
Windows 95 Explorer may stop responding (hang) when copying files ordisplaying properties of a folder or files that reside on distributed filesystem (Dfs) shares.
CAUSE
The client is sending a FindFirst SMB to \\DfsServer\RootShare with a pathof \\DfsServer\RootShare. The server incorrectly responds withDFS_PATH_NOT_FOUND error.

This response causes a loop to occur between the DFS driver and the vrediron the Windows 95 client.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
Properties

Article ID: 184835 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 22:58:50 - Revision: 2.4

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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