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How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

By scalver ·
I have a Win95/98 peer-to-peer network set up and thanks to some typos in the workgroup names, I have none-existing workgroup names that have been floating around for weeks. I think I have to make changes to the Registry but I need to know where (Also, the idea of manually fixing 30+ Registries is not very appealing). Any help out there?

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by Chipmunk In reply to How do you remove old wor ...

Sorry I'm not clear on your question, but I can tell you where the workgroup name is located, Go to Control Panel - click on Network Icon, then click on Identification tab, and you'll see the Workgroup name.
Why do you want to go into hte Registry?

Workgroups floating around for weks ???

Alvin

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by scalver In reply to How do you remove old wor ...
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by Chipmunk In reply to How do you remove old wor ...

This is Alvin again... I'm just beginning to think ...Do you mean Mapped Drives poppinhg up after loggin into Windows ??
If that is the case.. Then goto MY Computer Icon you'll see your C drive Icon ...the mapped drives look like the same icon except you'll see a pipe under the drive... just right click on it then select disconnect ...

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by etowah In reply to How do you remove old wor ...

Do you ever re-boot these machines?
When you reboot the non-existant workgroups should disappear.

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by scalver In reply to How do you remove old wor ...
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by RMmcp In reply to How do you remove old wor ...

If your referring to mapped drives, open Windows Explorer, right click the network drive and select Disconnect.
If you are talking about bogus workgroup names or computer names in Network Neighborhood, you'll have to review how the workstation computers' Identification is setup in Network Properties. Make them right and reboot the workstations.
If this happenned via a bad logon batch file, remove any referrence to the batch file from the Autoexec file. Run Sysedit and preceed the entry lines with REM. Then reboot the machines.
I'm not quite following what you're talking about.

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by scalver In reply to How do you remove old wor ...
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by svanscoter In reply to How do you remove old wor ...

Your problem is related to what is called Master browser. On every network, there has to be a boss that controls the list of what resources are on the network. Now, I haven't worked with Peer-to-Peer networks in a while, but here is a link that willgive you some insight into it. It talks mainly about NT, but has some useful info that could steer you in the right direction. Hope it helps.
http://www.microsoft.com/TechNet/winnt/Winntas/Tips/platinum/ptbimsn.asp

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by scalver In reply to How do you remove old wor ...

Master browser is on NT server/clients- there's no master browser in peer to peer - thanks anyway

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