File Refresh on Windows 7/2008


It was found after testing that files were not appearing automatically in saved locations on Windows 2008 servers. You were required to press F5 to refresh the view and then the files would appear.

From testing the following combination of keys was found to cause the issue, but was part of the recommended XenApp 6 tuning registry changes. This issue occurred in ICA and RDP sessions which ruled out its tie to XenApp as a product. It also only seemed to occur with file share locations, but was not an issue with local drives/folders (unless pointed at through a share).

By removing the following keys the issue was resolved:

Location: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Key 1: NoRemoteChangeNotify
Key 2: NoRemoteRecursiveEvents

The change does not require a restart and at most will require you to restart the sessions explorer.exe.

Hope this helps

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

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