Files that are written to a location on the network only become visible to other users after a while due to Citrix XenDesktop performance recommendations

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    Problem

    Files that are written to a location on the network only become visible to other users after a while. The time this takes may vary from a few minutes up to a half hour.

     

    Cause

    Citrix Xendesktop performance recommendations have been applied.

     

    Solution

    If the following registry key has been set the Microsoft Windows desktop will not get refreshed automatically anymore and pressing the F5 key is necessary to refresh the desktop or folder.

    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Value: NoRemoteChangeNotify
    Type: DWORD
    Data: 00000001  (enabled)   00000000 (disabled)
     
    This and other options are named in the Citrix XenApp best practices document at: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX132799