Slow Network access through My Network places


Thomas Lally

From all workstations, especially from Windows XP pro but also from
Windows 2000 pro, the access to the network ressources is very slow.
The Dell poweredge Server - only one DC on the small network - has
been recently upgraded from Windows 2000 AD to Windows 2003 AD.

Under My Network places several shared folder are visible (btw how do
I remove those folders from there? how do we do to add folders under
My Network places I always use mapping or DFS not those shortcuts)
Whenever a user clicks on one of this folder it takes long to process.
But, from the mapped drives, it doesn't take that long, on the
contrary it is very fast.

It looks like Windows 2003 is slowing down the access to the network
ressources from those shortcuts under My Network Places. Does it has
something to do with the fact that Netbios is less compatible or
something else?

thank you

Thomas Lally

Robert L [MS-MVP]

quoted from

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When you open My Network Places, the computer list you see is obtaining from
the master browser of your network. You have a master browser issue if you
have the following symptoms. 1) If you can ping a computer name, you can
search it, you can map it, but that computer doesn't show or take long time
to show up on My Network Places.
2) Net view command shows no lists or shows "System error 6118 has occurred.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available".
3) when clicking on Computers Near Me in My Network Places or workgroup name
in Entire Network, the following error message may appear: "Cannot Access
'Computers Near Me' " or "Workgroup is not accessible" errors.
4) when click workgroup name under Entire Network Places, you get "Workgroup
is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network
resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have
access permission. The list server for this workgroup is not currently

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