Friday, December 1, 2006

Delayed Windows Vista File Open Dialogs

Mark Russinovich:

I had determined that Windows Vista’s File Open dialog tries to look up a user’s display name for the “bread crumb” bar when showing the documents folder and in the process tries to locate a domain controller by sending a Lan Manager datagram via the Bowser.sys device driver. I also knew that there’s no workaround for the delayed dialogs and that anyone that has a domain joined system that’s not connected to their domain will experience the same delays - at least until Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

Via Omar Shahine, who writes:

When I read posts like this I think “I can’t believe that in all the man hours that went into Vista, no one caught this bug.” But then I also think, this is a classic example of why bugs exist.

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Not only this, but there seem to be a lot of security issues around Vista. I'm certainly not going to upgrade anytime soon and if I was buying a PC I would consider getting an earlier OS. A number of respected firms (e.g. Symantec) were warning about this half a year ago and the latest reports have certainly scared me. Hopefully MS will release patches soon to sort the potential issues, but in the meantime...........

Well, this is once again a quite annoying thing that users where getting up the palms since the early win 2000 times. once pressed ctrl+o and the hole system hangs for few seconds (sometimes 90 secs - the default timeout). Maybe someday a revamped Windows will appear. But Microsoft's out of soliver solving things

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