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Windows 2000 and My Network Places

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We have 30 plus pcs all win 2000 pro.  All but two are showing in My Network Places.
I can access them by going to start, run \\pcname and it will display their shares. I can also ping IP and pc name and get a response.
They cannot even see themselves in the "Entire Network\Domain"  They logon on to the same Domain as everyone.  
Pc 1 is named MARK and Pc 2 is named MARKB, could this be the problem?

If I change the pc name won't I have to reinstall all programs? Or can I copy profiles over?
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by:ecutech
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GO TO THOSE TWO COMPUTERS AND IN NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES ADD "FILE AND PRINT SHARING FOR MICROSOFT NETWORKS"
THIS WILL ADD THEM TO THE THE LIST!
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by:drewmorris
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They are already there and checked.
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by:ecutech
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make sure that the mask is set correctly.  Do this computers see the rest of the network?
can Mark and Markb see each other?
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by:heheman3000
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Do you have a Domain Controller?
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by:heheman3000
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The computers won't be located directly in My Network Places, but in the "Entire Network" folder. Click 'view the entire contents of the network' and see if you can see them in your domain

BTW if you don't have a DC your comps should be in a workgroup not a domain...that's the reason it isn't working

Make sure you have all the latest drivers for your NICs to have win2k support as well.
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by:terryf1960
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Youve said that you have all W2K Pro machines so obviously you don't have a domain as that would require a W2K server with DC Promo run to install active directory. You can access the computers by name and IP so name resolution doesn't seem to be a problem. Try going to the TCP/IP properties and make sure that Netbios over TCP/IP is checked. If not checked on the machines that could explain why your not able to browse the computers
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by:drewmorris
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After rebooting their pc's and mine we can now see them. Both of them had Client for Microsoft Windows checked but it was grey not black, after unchecking and rechecking, then rebooting they now appear.
thanks for the help
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