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PC's dropping from network neigborhood?

By Poindexter ·
I have a 2 subnet network and I am at a loss as to why computers at one sight keep disappearing from network neigborhood. They are still there and I can ping them and connect by their computer name in internet explorer.
I also stopped the browser service on the local bdc and get the list back up temporarily, only to have it go away by the end of the day. What am I missing here?

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by Ann777 In reply to PC's dropping from networ ...

What kind of link do you have between the two sites?

Sounds link you need to refresh the browse list more often:

http://www.jsiinc.com/suba/tip0400/rh0495.htm

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by Poindexter In reply to PC's dropping from networ ...

Thanks for your input on this, I am currently investigating brower issues....

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by maxwell edison In reply to PC's dropping from networ ...

If one or more computers is not showing up in your My Network Places/Network Neighborhood folder, one of the computers is not configured properly. Here are some things to look for:

Make sure the computers are set up to use a "Windows NT Domain" or a "Business Domain."

All of the computers should have the same setting for "Workgroup."

All computer should have the same protocol, clients, and services installed (e.g. TCP/IP, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and Client for Microsoft Networks). Note that these protocols you have slightly different names in different versions of Windows. If you're using Internet Connection Sharing, the NetBEUI protocol should not be used; otherwise, you may need NetBEUI in order to access other computers on your network.

No two computers should have the same computer name.

Some computer names supported by Windows 2000 and Windows XP are not compatible with Windows 9x/Me, such as names with spaces. Simplify all your computer names and try again.

Don't discount the possibility of a hardware malfunction or a bad network cable. New network adapters (NICs) are ridiculously cheap and easily replaced.

The most common cause is authentication. Windows 2000 and WindowsXP won't allow remote access to any computer without a valid username and password. Conversely, Windows 9x/Me has virtually no security, and does not enforce any sort of user authentication.

Make sure your Windows 9x/Me systems all have valid users logged in; if you don't see Log off (username) in the Start Menu, then you're not really logged in. (Note that some early versions of Windows 95 might be a little flaky here).

Also, make sure you've entered a password; although Windows 9x/Me allows blank passwords, Windows XP/2000 does not.

See this link:

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article04-108

Maxwell

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by maxwell edison In reply to PC's dropping from networ ...

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Check the cables and make sure all the lights (if any) on your hub and network cards are lit. A lit light means that the cables are properly hooked up.

Open Network Neighborhood (on any computer), and press the F5 key repeatedly to refreshthe display. More than 5 or 6 times is unnecessary.

Try closing Explorer and re-opening it. Do this on the computer that was just connected, and on a computer you know is working.

Select Toolbars from Explorer's View menu, and if Address Baris not checked, select it. In the address bar toolbar, type two backslashes followed by the name of the computer that won't show up (or if you're on that computer, the name of any other computer). Example: \\server

Good luck,

Maxwell

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by Poindexter In reply to PC's dropping from networ ...

Thanks Maxwell I am investigating browser wars right now....

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by yorkster In reply to PC's dropping from networ ...

your having browser wars. you need a utility called browsmon form the resource kit, this will help you find who is your master browser, each network segment will have it's own master, you want to make sure that the master is a server and not a work station, also you can set 2 reg parameters to make sure your server stays as the master one is domain master = yes and maintane server list =yes hkeylocalmachine\system\currentcontrolset\services\browser\parameters\
hope this help

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by Poindexter In reply to PC's dropping from networ ...

I have the resource kit and have downloaded a white paper from technet on everything I need to know about nt browsing to help me fix this annoying problem.

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