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By chandras ·
For some reason I cannot see the computers in my network neighbourhood. I have checked the Browser Service and its started. Where would be a good place to start trouble shooting.

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by shmaltz In reply to network neighbourhood

I assume you run WINNT 4.0 make sure you have the right protocols installed on the computer.
If you can see your own computer then its most likely to be the protocols.
If you use dhpc make sure its properly configured.
Make sure you created an acount for this computer on the Domain controller in your domain (althouh this should not give a problem to browse).
I you use TCP/IP as the protocol make sure that its comfigured correctly for the browsing like LMHOST files WINS server.
Make sure you have the latest drivers for the NIC.
If you cant see you own computer it might be that your NIC does not function properly.
Thats all i can tell you with the info you supplied.

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by chandras In reply to network neighbourhood

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In server manager I can see all the computers. My dhcp and DNS are run from a Unix box. Im not using WINS. But when I stop and start the Browser in PDC I get a msg "the browser was unable to promote itself to master browser". Somehow I get the feeling that one of the server/WS has promoted as the master browser server and thats causing the problem.

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by gutridgesj In reply to network neighbourhood

are you talking about a NT server, workstation, or a Win9x PC having the problem?

multiple things could be the problem.

even if your NT server/workstation is not part of the domain, as long as it is in the same workgroup, you should see thingsin net neigborhood.

also, do you log into a domain? If that works, then all the necessary settings for tcp/ip, should be ok.

assuming you have all the pcs on the network configured properly, and this is so very important, then it is probably the darn MS browser software that does not work so well.

First PC's/workstation.
but i would expect that if your pc is configured properly, you should see something. when ms browser is messed up, certain things show up but not others.

so, canother pcs see things?

is your workgroup/domain the same as the other pc?

are you using the same TCP/IP settings as the other pcs?

you can go to a dos prompt and try to ping your ip address by number not name, then try to ping other pc ip addresses. if you can do this, then your pc tcp/ip is working ok, try looking at the workgroup/domain settings on your pc.

If a server, then still check to see about the tcp/ip, workgroup, domain settings. you can still try ping in dos.
could also try net view from dos.

would need more info on the tests and settings to continue to troubleshoot.

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by chandras In reply to network neighbourhood

Found that one of the Unix w/s had promoted itself as the Master Browser. Rebooting the the W/S fixed the problem.
Thanks New Yorker for your help.

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