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eurodat

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Any advice on the following would be appreciated.

I have a small LAN at home, set up as a workgroup. It consists of 4 PC's as follows -

2 - XP Pro PC's
1 - XP Home PC
1 - Windows 2000 Pro laptop

I may want to add another 2 PC's at some stage.

1 of the XP Pro PC's shares its dial up internet with the workgroup via ICS through an 8 port mini switch.

All seems to work OK but sometimes the PC's seem to take an age to show the rest of the PC's in the workgroup. Also at times the whole network seems to hang for up to 20 seconds.

I was thinking of changing the OS of the XP Home PC to Windows 2000 Server and creating a domain instead of a workgroup.

1. What are the merits of doing this, and is it really worth doing?

- I am assuming DNS and WINS set up may help cure my network hanging but believe this is only possible if i create a domain?
 

eurodat

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Already installed it John.

However, i have noticed that if i try to view workgroup computers on the PC that shares its internet connection via ICS that it takes a lot longer if the PC is on line.

Would making one of the PC's the master browser help when i have no domain?

I noticed an error in the event log too - Ipnathlp which says

'The DNS proxy agent was unable to read the local list of name-resolution servers from the registry. The data is the error code.'

any connections?
 
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