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Unable to browse drives connecting to DFS Share DFS 2008

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We have a Windows 2003 AD Native Domain, We are running DFS 2008 for replication from several regional offices back to the Data Centre. Each Site Office connects to the respective DFS share via Several Mapped Drives connecting to several namespaces. Randomly some Drives are Hanging when they are accessed, When this happens it affects all users in that physical site for that drive, and also affects users using that drive letter that points to another DFS server in that same physical site. We have had this issue at another site where there is a single DFS 2008 Server and a rebuild resolved the issue. We have therefore rebuilt this server on the assumption that it could have been related to some form of corruption in the OS. This however has not resolved the issue. The only 3rd party product on the server is Symantec Endpoint v11 and we are only running the Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware Protection.
Client OS = XP Pro

Any assistance with resolving this issue is appreciated.
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If your internal domain "corp.domain.com" is in the same DNS namespace as
your public domain "domain.com" this could very well be a wildcard in the
public domain causing this issue when the DNS client service appends
domain.com to the name e.g. "corp.domain.com.domain.com". As a quick fix add
a trailing "." after the domain name in the drive mapping, e.g. net use z:
\\corp.domain.com.\globalshare will stop the DNS client from appending
suffixes,

A more permanent fix is to remove domain.com from the DNS suffix search list
on all clients.
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