Folder and files on DFS share are very slow to show properties dialog box
Posted on 2009-05-19
I have a number of sites; each site has 2 windows 2003 R2 SP2 servers that contain shared folders that are replicated with one-another with DFS. Each of the 2 servers is joined to the AD as member servers, not domain controllers.
From one of the servers, when I right-click and select properties of a folder or file that is in one of the DFS shares, the properties dialog box does not appear. This makes difficult to see the security permissions of the files, or to see which DFS host I am connected to.
I don't have any trouble browsing the shares, and viewing the properties of files outside the DFS shares works as expected.