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DFS Link Network Location Problem In Vista

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DFS Link Network Location Problem In Vista

Aakash Shah
I am experiencing a problem in Windows Vista when adding a DFS link as a network location. Here is an example scenario:
DFS root is: \\server\dfsroot
A DFS link is: \\server\dfsroot\share1

If I add a Network Location pointing to \\server\dfsroot\share1 and attempt to expand that in Computer, it does not correctly expand the share. Instead, I see a shortcut called "target". Only after I double click on the shortcut called "target" does it take me to the share.

I did not experience this problem in XP. I also do not experience this problem if I add a network location to the file server directly (without using DFS). Alternatively, if I add a mapped drive to the DFS link, this problem does not occur. In addition, if I add a network location to a subfolder of the DFS link such as \\server\dfsroot\share1\folder1, the location opens correctly without the "target" shortcut problem.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? If so, how did you get around this issue?

Thanks.