Brian Ford
Thu Mar 13 14:27:00 GMT 2008

On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

>> From the release notes of the latest SUA for Vista/Longhorn:
> To enable st_atime attribute of stat structure to return correct last
> access time, set
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate
> to zero.

It seems odd to me that they recommend modifying the registry directly in
Vista to do this.  Although not the default in XP, it is a common
performance tweak to do the same via:

fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1

Brian Ford
Lead Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
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