[THIN] Slow enumeration of files on network share

  • From: "Jim Hathaway" <JimH@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 16:07:34 -0800

I've got a client attempting to access a file share on an NT 4.0 (NTFS
formatted partition) share that contains roughly 25,000 folders and

When browsing to the share through a mapped drive from Win2k systems,
enumeration of all files and folders on the share can take anywhere
between 3 - 4 minutes. 

Browsing to the same share from an NT 4.0 based server / workstation
takes only 45 - 60 seconds to enumerate all files and shares. 

This is a mixed mode MS only network. The NT 4.0 file share server is
patched to SP 6a. The Win2k servers are SP2 w/ all appropriate hot-fixes
aside from SP3. 

Anyone come across something like this before?



PS - the digging I've done so far has come up with a potential need call
to MS for a special fix. I'm trying to rule that out if possible.

MS Article - 265396


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