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Article ID: 2445570 - Last Review: April 4, 2011 - Revision: 6.0


You are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 to access WebDAV resources. No proxy server is between your client machine and the WebDAV resource. You may experience longer than expected delays when:
  • Opening a WebDAV folder
  • Copying files to or from a WebDAV folder
  • Changing from one folder to another on the WebDAV folder


When WebClient issues a WebDAV command, it checks for a web proxy server before issuing each command. When Auto-Proxy detection is enabled and there is no proxy server in the environment between the client and WebDAV resource, WebClient waits for the timeout of Auto-Proxy detection. Command completion will take longer due the wait for the Auto-Proxy detection timeout.


Confirm that there is not a proxy server between the client and the WebDAV resource. If there is no proxy server involved, de-select Automatically detect settings in the LAN Settings for Internet Explorer:
  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Tools, and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click the Connections tab, and then click LAN Settings.
  4. De-select Automatically detect settings.
  5. Click OK and test functionality.

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  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Beta
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