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I have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 machines. Occasionally I see that when I open a file share with net use, the contents are stale. The scenario is:

  1. net use Z: \\\c$
  2. Add a file to a directory on the C: drive on C:'s host machine
  3. I don't see the file on the networked machines Z: drive.

It eventually appears but I can't figure out how to speed up this process when it occurs. Simply refreshing the directory does not help. Doing a "net use /d Z:" and re-adding it doesn't work either.

Any ideas what is causing this or how to fix it?

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It might help to provide details on OS/ServicePack of the client and server machines. – gWaldo Sep 7 '11 at 17:59
Thanks, added it. – RichAmberale Sep 7 '11 at 18:16
How long is it before it eventually appears? – squillman Sep 7 '11 at 18:49

Look at the properties of the share. Make sure that under Caching you have selected No files or programs from the shared folder are available offline

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