Two out of ten computers running XP suddenly do not have permission to access the workgroup.

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
Two out of ten computers running XP suddenly do not have permission to access the workgroup.

When I try to View workgroup computers either I get the message that the network path was not found or only the computer icon for the computer I'm on shows up.  What happened?

Thanks in advance,

Question by:MikeSievers
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    Accepted Solution

    Here is a great document for troubleshooting and fixing workgroup problems:
    The main website is: and is managed by another EE member.

    In my experience, the fix that seems to resolve this is the one about making sure NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled (this is part way down in that link I listed above).  Make sure to check this and set it on EVERY COMPUTER IN THE WORKGROUP, not just the ones that are having trouble.

    Workgroups can be tricky.  One day they work, the next they fail.  I think this is designed so that people will purchase servers and install domains.


    Author Comment

    I think my problem was also due to adding an eleventh computer to the workgroup

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