The contents of a DFS share do not appear if you access the share by using a shortcut to the DFS link from a Windows Vista-based computer or from a Windows Server 2008-based client computer

The contents of a DFS share do not appear if you access the share by using a shortcut to the DFS link from a Windows Vista-based computer or from a Windows Server 2008-based client computer

Article ID : 953537
Last Review : August 1, 2008
Revision : 1.0
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SYMPTOMS

On a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based client computer, you create a shortcut to a DFS link in the Favorite Links folder (%Userprofile% Links). However, when you try to click the shortcut in Windows Explorer, the contents of the DFS share do not appear.

Note This problem does not occur if the shortcut points to a DFS root folder or if the shortcut uses the UNC path for the target share.

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RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a Hotfix download available section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)

Note The Hotfix download available form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, the computer must run one of the following:

• Windows Vista
• Windows Vista Service Pack 1
• Windows Server 2008

Restart requirement

You have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
• The files that apply to a specific product milestone (RTM, SPn) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:

Version Product Milestone Service branch
6.0.6000 .20xxx Windows RTM LDR
6.0.6001.22xxx Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1 SP1 LDR
• Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
• The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which attributes not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Shell32-ppdlic.xrm-ms Not Applicable 3,150 25-Jul-2008 02:48 Not Applicable
Shell32.dll 6.0.6000.20882 11,320,320 25-Jul-2008 03:13 x86
Shell32.dll 6.0.6001.22229 11,581,952 25-Jul-2008 03:22 x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Shell32-ppdlic.xrm-ms Not Applicable 3,150 25-Jul-2008 03:01 Not Applicable
Shell32.dll 6.0.6000.20882 12,788,736 25-Jul-2008 03:24 x64
Shell32.dll 6.0.6001.22229 12,899,328 25-Jul-2008 03:53 x64
Shell32.dll 6.0.6000.20882 11,320,320 25-Jul-2008 03:13 x86
Shell32.dll 6.0.6001.22229 11,581,952 25-Jul-2008 03:22 x86
Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File version Not Applicable
File size 19,139
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_client_1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not Applicable
File size 1,367
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_client~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not Applicable
File size 1,715
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_sc_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not Applicable
File size 1,421
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_sc~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not Applicable
File size 1,424
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_server_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not Applicable
File size 1,425
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_server~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not Applicable
File size 1,432
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_winpesrv_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not Applicable
File size 1,422
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_winpesrv~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_winpe_0~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
File version Not Applicable
File size 19,020
Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
File name Package_for_kb953537_winpe~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.0.1.0.mum
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Date (UTC) 25-Jul-2008
Time (UTC) 13:08
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Time (UTC) 13:08
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STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

926167 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=926167/) How to customize the Favorites Links list in common file dialog boxes in Windows Explorer in Windows Vista

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=824684/) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Service Pack 1
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
• Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
• Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Standard

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Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbexpertiseadvanced kbqfe kbhotfixserver kbfix KB953537

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