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    How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

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    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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    • #3899751

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by chipmunk ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      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

    • #3899750

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by chipmunk ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      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 …

    • #3899748

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by etowah ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

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

    • #3899730

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by rmmcp ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      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.

    • #3899721

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by svanscoter ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      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

    • #3899720

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by svanscoter ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      Here is another link, if you can sift through the tech stuff, it talks about the master browser. Also, I believe that the command nbtstat from a command prompt will clear the list, but don’t quote me on that. type nbtstat /? at a command prompt for the switches. I think you will have to use the -R switch.

      http://www.microsoft.com/TechNet/win95/technote/w95brows.asp

    • #3899683

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by stevenreedsr ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      The Names should disappear after a while (when their TTL expires from the Master Browser. But if you are running 30+ computers on a peer to peer network you are asking for admin headaches peer to peer is recomended for 10 or less machines, you should consider upgrading to a server/client type of network

    • #3899672

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by uriyt ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      Normaly none-existing resource must dissapear
      45 min. after correct windows logoff.

      In such a big peer-to-peer network you’l better try to assign static master browser by disabling “master browser” in File and Printer sharing for MS network on all WS except one (on which it must be set to ENABLED). It must be fastest and fewer used WS. On one or two WS you must set this switch to AUTOMATIC (for backup purposes)

    • #3899479

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by tysonmathews ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      Your network neighborhood is active and therefore id old workgroups are showing up, that means somewhere someone has the old workgroup list somewhere. Maybe all the changes in workgroup name have been changed but that doesn’t mean it isn’t listed somewhere else. depending on the size of the network try this in your ms dos prompt with each IP

      nbtstat -a ip

      it will give you an exellent resource and show you exactly what is on each machine.
      foe example here is mine
      ——————————————–
      C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1>nbtstat -a 10.0.0.3

      Local Area Connection:
      Node IpAddress: [10.0.0.3] Scope Id: []

      NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

      Name Type Status
      ——————————————–
      ROBINHOOD <20> UNIQUE Registered
      ROBINHOOD <00> UNIQUE Registered
      WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
      WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
      ROBINHOOD <03> UNIQUE Registere

    • #3898625

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by dennis2841 ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      The only place network neighborhood will get a workgroup name on a peer to peer network is from the workgroup name given to each computer. Double click on the workgroup in network neighborhood, get the name of the computer and then go rename the workgroup name on the computer.

    • #3898837

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by ryank ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      Make sure you have absolutely every last PC on your network configured with the correct workgroup name. Then shutdown all of your PCs to make there is no Browse Master with no old data on it.

      It sounds like you may have a workstation with an incorrect workgroup name and that doesn’t have file and print sharing on. This would cause the workgroup to still appear and there to be no computers in it as the PC doesn’t announce itself to the LAN if there are no resources on it.

      • #3777727

        How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

        by scalver ·

        In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

        That was what was happening all right. I found it tracing odd results using nbtstat as someone else suggested- Thanks!

    • #3777802

      How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      by dejan ·

      In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Network\Recent

      • #3777728

        How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

        by scalver ·

        In reply to How do you remove old workgroups from Ne

        The entries in this key are reset every time you reboot so it wouldn’t have helped but thanks for trying- The problem has been solved, it turned out to be a PC with no prt/file sharing and a bad workgroup ID

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