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Seeing NT Computer on Network

By goatts ·
When I browse the network, I cannot see my NT computer. But I can see others. If I choose FIND COMPUTER and type the Netbios name, then it comes up but I still can't see it in the browser. We have a mixed environment using netware and NT with onedomain. No workgroups. What factors determine whether or not an NT computer appears in the browser? I know that with Win9x machines you need Print and File sharing turned on with a common protocol and workgroup. Thanks!!

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by MCrowley In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...

You say you're on one domain, with no workgroups, but it could be you need to look at that setting on your other workstations. Your NT 'computer' is what??? Workstation or Server??? Either should show up in the browse list, but if all of the computers in your network don't have the same workgroup setting, you may have to do some additional searching. Try looking at Entire Network when you browse, and see if there are additional workgroups out there.

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by goatts In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...
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by ajrlanit In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...

Check to see if the server service is running. Go to control panel then select the services icon. I've had instances where this service was'nt started and I could not see the computer. I find some network adapters cause this problem when you authenticate to the network before loading the latest service pack. Try installing or reinstalling the latest service pack. See Ya.

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by goatts In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...
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by roniperk In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...

Do you use WINS? If so, check IPCONFIG of the client machine to make sure it has the right IP address for the WINS server.

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by goatts In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...
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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...

Along with the above WINS answer. Make sure that you are running a WINS sever and that the WINS servers IP address is in the machines TCP/IP settings. Next go check out the WINS servers database any see if you machine appears it the dbase. Of coursethings get a little more complex when you have mulitple WINS servers then you have to make sure that they are replicating properly. WINS servers from time to time need a good old cleaning so don't be shy when it comes to fluching the dbase.. this won't hurt much. Just open WINS Manager and clear the dbase on each server, your clients will reauthenticate apoun next reboot or login. But please try the above steps first other wise clearing the dbase won't help much.
Hope this helps.

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by goatts In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...
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by McKayTech In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...

One of those little things you learn after tearing your hair out over a situation like this is that there is a registry key that can be set to hide the computer from a browser.

To see if this is the case, go to a DOS prompt and enter "NET CONFIG SERVER" and look for a yes or no on the Server Hidden line. If it's yes, you've found your problem. The info you'll need to fix it can be found on Technet in article Q102469.

regards!

paul

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by goatts In reply to Seeing NT Computer on Net ...

Excellent!! Thanks

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