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By jgibbons ·
I have NT 4.0 sp6 and win 989 clients
I am using dhcp and tcp as the main protocol Why can't clients see other computers in network? Does netbu have to be added ? or does file n printer sharing have to be added? I thought as long as computers shared a common protocol they would see each other. Thanks

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by DC1 In reply to Network Nei..

Implement a WINS server on your network and add the appropriate node type/server type in your dhcp scope

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by jgibbons In reply to Network Nei..

Thanks
Addinf wins server with correct settings enabled user to appear in net neig hood

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by Computechie In reply to Network Nei..

To see other computers on a network and share resources, you need 3 protocols: TCP/IP, NetBEUI, and MS File and Print Sharing. You can also use IPX/SPX as an alternative to NetBEUI if you wish. Hope this helps you out.

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by NetTek In reply to Network Nei..

Can you see the NT Server in Network Neighborhood from the clients? Can you go to Start -> Find -> Computer, and find a Win9x machine? If so, everything is working. Win 9x clients will not appear in Network Neighborhood if File and Print Sharing is not installed and enabled.

One piece of advise: if you enable File and Print Sharing on the 9x clients, make sure you disable Browse Master capability under the properties of File and Print Sharing.

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by bowieb In reply to Network Nei..

You can do this using only TCP/IP. Browsing can be a little slow, but everything works. If you can't browse to the computer, try going to it directly. Type the computer name in the address bar of the Windows Explorer (\\mycomputer), or use Tools->Find->Computer.

Keep in mind that when you are browsing the network, you will only see computers which have shares. If a computer is not sharing anything, it will not be in the list.

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by joshg In reply to Network Nei..

You don't have to have Netbui or IPX. However you will have to enable File/Print sharing. This will cause more net traffic but on a small net not a big deal. You can setup WINS, but won't be needed unless you are needing to see machines on different subnets.

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by joshg In reply to Network Nei..

Any PC with File/Print Sharing turned on will show up in the Neighborhood. They do not have to have active shares.

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