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Article ID: 326903 - Last Review: January 9, 2007 - Revision: 1.3

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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986  ( ) Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


When Client Services for NetWare (CSNW) opens Microsoft Office files, delays may occur. The problem typically occurs when you are opening files on NetWare-based servers.


This problem occurs because CSNW continually resolves printer names, server names, and object properties. This causes poor performance. The problem becomes more pronounced as more clients perform the queries.


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 has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name
   16-Aug-2002  19:37  5.1.2600.56  156,544  Nwrdr.sys


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.


WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

You can modify two values in the following registry key:
Tune the NdsObjectCacheSize value to the number of resources that you are connecting:
Value: NdsObjectCacheSize
Data: number of objects to cache
Minimum: 0x0
Maximum: 0x80
Default: 0x0
Set the NdsObjectCacheTimeout value for how frequently the resources can change. Start with a value of 10:
Value: NdsObjectCacheTimeout
Data: number of seconds that an entry is valid
Minimum: 0x0
Maximum: 0x258
Default: 0xa

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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