Why can't I see network map in windows 7?

By voltorsfury ·
When I click on show full network map, I get the message "windows 7 network mapping is disabled by default on domain networks" On the local machine I go to gpedit.msc, enable both Turn on mapper I/O (LLTDIO) driver and Turn on Responder (RSPNDR) driver on the Domain. This is what all the searches I've tried come up with. I have also tried to change the GPO settings on the default domain and domain controllers default gpo's. No change with any of them. This is my own lab test network. Does anyone have a suggestion? Any questions feel free to write!

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What server do you have here?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Why can't I see network m ...

If it's not 2008 there could be issues with the way that it works compared to 7's newer Networking Protocols.


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by voltorsfury In reply to What server do you have h ...

Sorry I forgot to include that info. It is 2008 SP2.

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Which is your local Machine?...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Why can't I see network m ...

Is Windows 7 your local machine or is it Windows 2008?

Depending on the size of your network, creating a network map on a domain-based network can be inordinately slow, which is why it is disabled by default.

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by voltorsfury In reply to Which is your local Machi ...

Windows 7, and like I said it is just a small test lab, a few pc's and a server. Its definetely not slow, it is disabled by default, I just don't know where to enable it. Also, I found out, when I run gpudate /force it takes like 10 minutes and fails. I get a DNS error. The 2008 server is the DC and Dns server. Installed at initial setup. Hope maybe that sheds some light! Thanks!

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Are these two computers attached to a switch or router?

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Why can't I see network m ...

Could you post more information about your layout, connections etc. It makes it easier to find the problem.
Windows 7 connected to the server by Switch/Router or cross over cable.
Are you using your server as a backup?
Are you trying to connect Windows 7 to the internet through your server?
What exactly are you trying to do?
More information that you post the more we can help.

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more info

by voltorsfury In reply to Why can't I see network m ...

No i connect to the internet through an asa 5505 cisco firewall. I also have a wireless network but just for 2 laptops, they can't see the network mapping either. The only system that can retrieve a network map is the 2008 server. It is not used for backups, I have an external 1tb drive that I use to backup systems. This all started when i was curious to see how my network would map on the windows 7 desktop when I found out it was disabled. Its not mission critical or anything, just trying to learn new things whiile I study for MCSE. I like to see thing I don't already know in action instead of just reading it from a book.

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more stuff to think about.

by gsjr89 In reply to Why can't I see network m ...

What features and Roles are installed besides AD and DNS? Could be network policy settings on the 08 server. Did you start with making sure you can even ping the server? How about checking your net config on the workstation to make sure the setting are correct. Check your event logs too.

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Win7 calls it a home group

by jogden In reply to Why can't I see network m ...

On my network the Win7 PCs only recognize and share with other Win7 machines on the network. If you only have one Win7 PC, you may not be able to "see" anything else except the internet connection.

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