AOL broke my MS network browsing?
Posted on 2001-07-27
I have a small network. The server is Windows 2000 SBS SP1. My workstations are Windows 9X.
The workstations connect to a file share on the server. Sometimes, they cannot connect. If I reboot the PC, I can map drives and whatnot again most of the time. There is no IP or name conflict. They can connect to the server for MS Exchange just fine, and can ping the server and surf the web fine.
When I look in Network Neighborhood, I can see the server, and one new PC I just installed Win98 on, but not the 3 others that are the original pre-server, pre-network PCs.
These 3 all have some version of AOL ( usually multiple versions ). I know AOL 5 had some problems with breaking networks. Is it possible that it broke network browsing?
I tried setting up the server as a WINS server and pointing the PCs at that, no good. I tried a LMhosts file, no good.
If it's AOL, I also know that simply removing the software won't help, I already tried that on one PC.