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Cannot see everyone when viewing workgroup computers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by redcivic, Oct 16, 2003.

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  1. redcivic

    redcivic Thread Starter

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    When I look in my network places, then view workgroup computers I cannot see eveyone but when I search for a specific computer name it finds that computer. what's up with that? This is for both XP machines and 98/ME machines.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    You have name resolution problems. Check to see if NETBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled on all machine, it's in the TCP/IP protocol properties.

    If that's already there, install the NETBEUI protocol on all machines, it gets around the rickety Microsoft network browsing scheme.
     
  3. redcivic

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    Yes, Netbios over TCIP is enabled. If I install netbeui do I remove the TCIP protocol?
     
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    No, don't remove anything, they'll co-exist just fine. You need TCP/IP to access the Internet, NETBEUI will handle the name resolution much better than the rickety Micrsoft computer browser scheme. :) There's also nothing to configure with NETBEUI, just install it and you're done. For XP, you'll have to get the files from the VALUEADD directory on the CD or this direct download: http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/xp_netbeui.zip
     
  5. redcivic

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    Okay, so installed netbeui on all systems both 98 and XP machines and I still only see about half of the computers in the workgroup.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Are you sure that any firewalls are disabled? Can you do a search for one of the missing computers by name and find it? Can you PING the missing computers, either by name or IP address?
     
  7. redcivic

    redcivic Thread Starter

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    Stupid me. File sharing was not enabled on some of the 98 machines. That solved it.
     
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    That'll do it! :D
     
  9. redcivic

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    thansk anyway.
     
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