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    Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

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    by pheonix11 ·

    I ma having a problem on a few of our Windows 98 machines. If you go to network neighborhood you cannot see any of our Windows NT servers or other machines that have file and print sharing enabled. The one machine I have looked at extensively that is having the problem is running IP,IPX,NETBEUI,has file and print sharing enabled and also has Microsoft Client for Microsoft networks installed. The interesting thing is if you go to a machine that is working properly you can see the machine that cant see anything else…. In addition the machine can see out novell servers without a problem.

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    • #3777380

      Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      by aaron v ·

      In reply to Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      OK, a couple of things:
      1) Do you require all 3 of those protocols? If not, get rid of at least 1 of them. If you are in a routed environment, ditch NetBEUI and use NetBIOS over IP.

      2) Disable Browse Master capabilities from all machines except your NT Servers. All Win98 and WinNT workstations should be changed from Browse Master=Auto to Disabled.

      3) back to routing – are you using DHCP or are machines hard coded? Can you ping from machine to machine?

      4) Is WINS running on 1 or more servers? You may want to initiate a scavange on your WINS server. Make sure all of your clients point to the correct WINS server.

      Good Luck!

    • #3777379

      Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      by calves ·

      In reply to Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      Try this:
      On all the 9X machines with file and print sharing enabled, go to properties of network neighborhood select File and print sharing, go properties, highlight Master Browser and select no.
      I think that the machines that have file and printsharing enabled are participating on elections for Master Browser. What happens is that if this machine becomes master browser and its rebooted another election starts, and while all of it is going on, you’ll have an incredible amount of traffic in your network and the machines will have to sit and wait for a decision before they can get the word from the BDCs on who’s the Master Browser.
      But, then and again, I might be wrong.

      Good Luck!

    • #3777341

      Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      by gbainbridge ·

      In reply to Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      You didn’t mention anything regarding this, but another thing you should check is that the machines are in the right workgroup. This is set in the Identification tab under network properties.

      Hope this helps.

    • #3777335

      Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      by inspectorclave ·

      In reply to Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      Remove IPX and NetBEUI if you are not using these protocols. Extra protocols means extra network traffice (as well as other headaches). Lastly, right-click on Network Neighborhood -> Properties -> click on the Identification tab and make sure thatthe workgroup name is the same as the name of your domain. Also, make sure that file and print sharing is enabled under TCP/IP.

    • #3777318

      Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      by alantz ·

      In reply to Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      When I had that same sort of problem, it
      was the NIC’s. Some models I could update
      the drivers or add Client for MS Networks.
      Others I just replaced with Intel or 3com’s.
      Seems if I remember correctly, it was a
      kingston card that was my problem.

    • #3777301

      Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      by dvn ·

      In reply to Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      If you are using NT domain make sure that the workgroup name on your 98 machines is the same as domain name.

    • #3778126

      Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      by jun1cez1 ·

      In reply to Can’t view resources in Network Neighbor

      To Phoenix11,
      If some of the machines cannot see anyone but can be seen by others,then i suggest that you re-check all of these specially if they are a part of a segment or subnet:
      a: Clint for Microsoft Networks>properties>IP addresses, subnet mask and gateway address,
      b:TCP/IP>your NIC>properties>IP address and subnet mask, you may also wish to see the DNS and WINS IP address entries “if applicable”,
      c: In the config Tab>client for Microsoft networks>properties>see if LOGON Validation is checked and the servers name is specified.

      Goodluck

      Jun

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