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Article ID: 322097 - Last Review: May 17, 2007 - Revision: 1.3

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If the following conditions exist, you may experience slow browsing for file shares and printers that are on Microsoft Windows 98-based or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition-based computers:
  • You are browsing from a Windows XP-based client computer.
  • Both computers are part of a workgroup.
  • The Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me) client has a password-protected file share.
  • You are using the "Save this password" feature on your Windows XP client computer.


Windows XP saves the password in the Credential Manager. When you browse the same Windows 98 or Windows Me client, Credential Manager tries to contact a domain controller to validate the password. Because the computers are in a workgroup environment, there is no domain controller, and you must wait until the requests timeout.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389  ( ) How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
   04-Jun-2002  17:29  5.1.2600.46  257,536  Kerberos.dll


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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