2006-08-03 01:21:02 UTC
folders from various locations to a common mapped drive. Traversing the share
using windows explorer in XP and 2000 works fine; instant access. When I try
to go to exactly the same place through office 2003 (word, excel, PowerPoint)
it takes about 2 minute to open the folder. If you use any other application
to traverse the folders it works fine or if you use office 2000 it works fine
as well. Once that folder open you can navigate without any further delays.
But if go back to say the My Documents folder and then close out of the
Office App and then reopen it and try to access the same folder on the DFS
share it will take about 2 minutes to do so. Also found this only happens if
the drive is mapped to the root replica \\domain\root . If you map a drive to
\\domain\root\site then there is no delay in opening the sub folders. I have
searched various help sites and it seems other are having the same problem
but I have not seen a solution for it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.