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Not able to see XP system on network

By kazzbar ·
I have just installed 6 system network. Most systems are running windows xp pro some are running windows 98se. One of the systems I can't see for mapping. The only way I can get to it is through find computer. Any suggestions.

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Turn on XP SAP

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Not able to see XP system ...

I have come across this problem a number of times, the most common resolution has been to use the 'Computer Management' console, 'Services' section to turn on the 'SAP' Service Advertising Protocol. Then share something on the computer.

For somereason some XP installations will turn this on automatically, others will not. usually a machine with this turned on can be seen by and MS Win o/s after Win 3.11.

If this does fail check to make sure that all machines have the same domain or group name and are using the same protocol settings.

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