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Article ID: 245800 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 4.0

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When you attempt to view the computer share list on a Microsoft Windows 98-based computer from a Windows 2000-based computer, you may experience a delay of up to 30 seconds. This delay occurs only when you are browsing directly to the computer name. If you browse to a share name (for example, \\computer name\share name), there is no delay. This problem occurs when you attempt to view the shares by using either of the following methods:
  • Click Start, click Run, type \\computer name, and then click OK.
  • Right-click My Network Places on the desktop, click Search for Computers, type the computer name, and then click Search Now.


This problem can occur when your Windows 2000-based computer is checking to determine if scheduled tasks are enabled on the Windows 98-based computer.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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