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By Load"*",8,1 ·
I have recently been remaning the Computer Names of the PC's on our network. We have 9 computers of Win95, Win98, Win98SE, and WinME all within the same workgroup. After remaning them all, I still see 2 residual named computers within the workgroup. If I try to view them I get a "Not accessable" error stating that the share name could not be found. All 9 PC's new names are visible in the Network Neighborhood. Is there some sort of cache file or such that one of the computers is broadcasting an old version of? If so, how do I tell it to refresh itself?

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by Load"*",8,1 In reply to Old computers in Net Neig ...

Addendum: I see all 9 new names PLUS the 2 residual names that I cannot browse. (Total 11 PC's in the workgroup)

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by pwinton In reply to Old computers in Net Neig ...

Have you tried just deleting the old PC's from Network Neighborhood? Also, check the Network configurations on the actual PC's in the workgroup to be sure that you have changed the name in there as well. If you haven't done that then they will stillshow up as the old PC's as well as the new ones.

Hope this helps.

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by Load"*",8,1 In reply to Old computers in Net Neig ...

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by Baziite In reply to Old computers in Net Neig ...

Just Go to Network Neighborhood . On the view menu select refresh .... Do this several time until the old computers disappear . If this doesn' work click "entire network" and see if the workgroup is listed then click on the workgroup to see if the old computers are listed . If not then change the workgroup names on all the computers and repeat the above ..... Hope for the best ....

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by Load"*",8,1 In reply to Old computers in Net Neig ...

Thanks guys/gals. I just needed to be patient, I came in today and the two extra were gone. I suspect it was one of the older OS's that was not refreshing it's settings. Thanks again.

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by espen In reply to Old computers in Net Neig ...

Your problem was caused because the
master browser in the network didn't
update. The master browser has a lease
time of a certain number of days. New
machines will be added, as a result of
them broadcasting their identity, but old
ones won't be removed until the lease
expires.

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