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MS Terminal Services/MS Windows Network

By madskillls ·
I have a small network, 2 notebooks and 2 PC's, all running XP Home SP-2. The notebooks and one PC can see each other, and they can all see me, however my computer can't see any of them on the network. I have tracked this (I think) to MS Terminal Services running on my PC. MS Windows network is running on the other three. How can I get rid of Terminal Services and start using MS Windows Network? Thanks for your input.

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by CptOmlly In reply to MS Terminal Services/MS W ...

When you say that they can "see" you, how exactly do you mean? My guess is that this issue is related to name resolution, not actual network connectivity. You can test this by pinging the IP addresses of the other PC's, and connecting to them via UNC from Start>Run (i.e. \\

You need to verify that they are all on the same workgroup (Control Panel>System>Computer Name tab). You might want to make sure that all PC's are using NetBIOS over TCP/IP on the WINS tab in the connection's advanced TCP/IP settings.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to MS Terminal Services/MS W ...

terminal services should not have anything to do with it that i know of, especially on xp-home...
did you try turning off all the firewall products on your box? did you try running the Setup Network Wizard (in Control Panel) on all the boxes?
you might have to turn on (or off) simple file sharing. all the boxes need to have account privleges on the shares for all the logins used (the Wizard will do all that for you)

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