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

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

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

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

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

It works ok, we are only networked for printing

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

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)

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

No master browser on peer-2-peer. Thanks anyway.

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

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
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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
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ROBINHOOD <20> UNIQUE Registered
ROBINHOOD <00> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
ROBINHOOD <03> UNIQUE Registere

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

Thanks! I never thought of using nbtstat

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by Dennis2841 In reply to How do you remove old wor ...

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.

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