Re: Windows XP Microsoft Explorer Constant Refreshing Within Network Places
Posted by Nab on 12/17/2002 @ 19:26:49 PST
In Reply to: Windows XP Microsoft Explorer Constant Refreshing Within Network Places posted by CraigKeegan on 10/03/2002 @ 23:32:22 PST

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: I would appreciate your assistance to establish a solution
: or work around for this obvious problem within Windows XP.

: Problem Synopsis
: ----------------
: Windows XP Windows Explorer refreshes all clients after a
: file or directory alteration within a Network Place, even
: though these clients are not monitoring that specific
: folder at the time.

: Problem History
: ---------------
: I have checked the Internet, Logged and paid for a call
: with Microsoft and received no result.

: The implications of this issue are that it can take up to
: 50 seconds to change folders within Windows Explorer.
: This calculated out for 200 staff, 8 hours a day, it is
: very expensive for an organisation.

: It has been suggested that I e-mail
: I find this silly as this is an
: obvious bug and degradation to Windows XP. This does not
: occur under Windows 2000 Professional.

: I have escalated it as far as I can in Microsoft
: Australia, who have now washed their hands of the issue as
: being too hard.

: Windows XP Problem Scenario
: ---------------------------
: 2 Windows XP Professional machines networked together.

: Both are connected up to the same network place of \\PC1
: \Test =20

: In \\PC1\Test there are 3 sub directories \\PC1\Test\A &
: \\PC1\Test\B & \\PC1\Test\B\B1.

: In \\PC1\Test\B there are say 1000 files.

: PC1 has Windows Explorer open and looking at \\PC1\Test\B

: PC2 has Windows Explorer open and looking at \\PC1\Test\A

: PC1 moves files from \\PC1\Test\B to \\PC1\Test\B\B1,
: while PC2 monitors \\PC1\Test\A

: At the conclusion of the move PC1's Windows Explorer will
: refresh and the cursor will go to the hour glass for a
: fraction of a second.

: I have tested this on multiple DELL Desktops, multiple
: DELL Laptops, Toshiba Laptops, HP Desktops and Clones. I
: have tested this with Windows XP from Select and Full
: Package domestic along with Service Pack 1. I have tested
: this on SOE machines and non-SOE machines.

: The implications of this are that with 100's of users
: connected to a standard share at a site this refreshes
: constantly.

: Ways to reduce the effect
: -------------------------
: 1. Reduce the users on the Network Place
: 2. Minimise the activity in the Network Place
: 3. Map Network Places to further down the directory
: structure
: 4. To eliminate the problem map a network drive to the
: Network Place, or a subdirectory within the Network Place

: Yours

: Craig Keegan
: NTSecurity Pty Ltd
: 0412 141719


It seems that no one has an answer. At our office we have
about 30 Xp machines and when windows exporer is open and
idle it flashes continually. People are complaining and some
walk around blinking all day. I have searched various
newsgroups and spoken to microsoft and have been unsuccessful.
However, I will keep plugging away until I find some registry
hack or fix that will stop this insanity.

Going Blind.

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