[OpenAFS] windows explorer refresh required in particular circumstances
Tue, 5 Dec 2006 12:13:38 -0800
We've traditionally had Widows users mount AFS drives by mapping to a
drive letter using the Net Use command. Recently we've begun
experimenting with instead using UNC paths to create a connection in
"My Network Places."
In testing this a couple of our staff have run into a problem where
they have to manually refresh Windows explorer to see updates to the
AFS directory. This only occurs for them when both of the following
* They're using the UNC path to access the directory
* They're logged into our Windows domain
If they log directly into the local machine, the problem does not
occur. If they log into the domain, but map the directory to a drive
letter it doesn't occur.
This is using OpenAFS for Windows 1.5.10.