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File/folder creation Windows 7 64 bit

Posted on 2013-02-05
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Getting ready to migrate the office pool over to Windows 7 64 bit systems. I have been using it for the CAD/CAM users, I thought, without incident. Today, I get the following email:

"Ever since this box was new it had this quirk of never refreshing a window or folder when a new folder or file was created in it.  I’ve always hit the F5 button to manually do it.  Lately its been pissin’ me off when I F5 to show the new folder I’ve created so I can give it a name. It is there, but It is now instead of the highlight being on my new folder, it’s on a different folder or file next to it.
Is there a way to make it auto refresh every time a change is made?"

The standard search process of MS Support forums suggests MANY things from BIOS update to disconnecting or shutting down networking and/or file sharing, and of course, the default position of third party programs. It seems to be *most* Windows 7 systems are affected on *most* hardware profiles. (Holy 9X!).

It seems *most* of the offered solutions are either temporary or very invasive and/or time consuming to get to a maybe fix. It appears this has existed as a known issue since Vista, but we skipped that system and stuck with XPP until now. Things seem to point to the shell icon db file most often, and deletion of same as a fix, a temporary fix that some suggest that a script be written to remove this file with each boot cycle. Another solution seems to be disabling Clients for Microsoft networks in the network adapter properties, but the domain controller is Windows 2000 Server, hence I hesitate to do that.

Any ideas or is this one of those famous things MS calls a "known issue" not to be addressed?
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by:John Hurst
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I am not seeing that problem with my clients and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, but then we are not using Server 2000 either.

I think Server 2000 is probably too old for Windows 7 clients.

Take one Windows 7 machine and set LMCompatability to 1. See the Microsoft Article below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239869

It may not work, but it is worth a try.

.... Thinkads_User
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by:afrend
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Thank you.

I guess I'm not understanding this at all. The KB article tells me how to bring 9X and NT clients up to speed to NTLM 2, but not rolling a Win 7 machine back to LMC 1 as suggested.
It says:
"No domain controller configuration is required to support NTLM 2. You must configure domain controllers only to disable support for NTLM 1 or LM authentication."
Is this what you intend for me to do?

Server 2000 does play with Win 7 clients with a few workarounds in Computer Management at the Local Machine. Users must be Local Administrators (dammit) but it's been that way since the NT 4 Server days due to legacy applications running locally. We run a simple batch file to mount network drives at domain user log in, and that works without issue on the Win 7 machines.
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by:afrend
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Further information on this issue.

I went to the other Windows 7 clients to find they do not have the issue either on the local drives or network drives. The user in question has it sporadically on the local drive and consistently on network drives. All four machines are Z class HP workstations.

The difference in the affected workstation is that it has dual head video card (NVidia) and two monitor hook up. The video driver is current, but this problem has apparently existed since day one.
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I use the LMCompatability option on my own Windows 7 machine to talk to other legacy virtual machines, which is why I suggested it.

Server 2000 is long out of support and I have no clients with it so I could not suggest more.

With respect to Video, certainly DELL and I hear some HP machines have / had video drivers that do not play well with Windows 7. Since the driver on the problem machine is current, I don't really have anything else to offer at this point.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:afrend
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Thanks for the input.
I really don't hold out much hope for resolution on this one.
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Resolved, and a damn simple one at that!
Switch the profile to Windows Classic theme and bumped the UAC setting down a few notches.
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No real input on the question from within, Internet research from without wasn't applicable, hence I reverted to the KISS principle.
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