Microsoft KB Archive/169657

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Article ID: 169657

Article Last Modified on 7/1/2002


  • Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit 1.1

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After you install a run-time application on a computer that is using the Microsoft DFS (Distributed File System) Client for Windows 95, you can no longer see the contents of remote DFS shares. This problem occurs only when the full version of Microsoft Access 95 version 7.0 is not installed on the computer.


The Microsoft DFS Client for Windows 95 installs an updated vredir.vxd that is needed to connect to remote DFS shares. Installation of a run-time application created with the Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit 7.0 replaces this file with version 4.00.954 of vredir.vxd (140,367 bytes).


There are two possible resolutions.

Method 1

  1. Reinstall the Microsoft DFS Client.
  2. During installation, you may receive the message:

          A file being copied is older than the file currently on your
          computer. It is recommended that you keep your existing file.
          File name:    vredir.vxd
          Description:  Windows Virtual Network Redirector
          Your version: 4.0.954
          Do you want to keep this file?

    Click No to replace version 4.0.954 with the more recent version.

  3. Restart your computer.

Method 2

  1. In your Windows\System folder, rename the file vredir.vxd to vredir.old.
  2. Copy the file vredir.dfs from your Windows\System\Dfs folder to your Windows\Sytem folder and rename it to vredir.vxd.
  3. Restart your computer.


This problem does not occur after installation of run-time applications created with the Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition. Also, the DFS Client which ships with Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 is not affected by this problem.

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