You browse a Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0-based Web site or a Web site that is running an ASP.NET 2.0-connected application.
The Web site has thousands of subdirectories.
In this scenario, the ASP.NET 2.0-connected application or the ASP.NET 2.0-based Web site may appear to stop responding.
This problem occurs because ASP.NET 2.0 sets up a file change notification for each directory. As the number of subdirectories increases, the numbers of file change notifications grows. Each file change notification uses a Server Message Block (SMB) command. Because SMB commands use system resources, the increased usage of system resources makes the ASP.NET-based Web site or the ASP.NET-connected application appear to stop responding.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
The .NET Framework 2.0
You must restart the computer if any ASP.NET or .NET Framework applications are running.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other software updates.
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.
To enable this hotfix, you must add the following DWORD value at the following registry key:
If you are running a 32-bit process on an x64-based system, add the following DWORD value at the following registry key: