One Computer on the network is missing in Explorer's "My netwrok places"

Posted on 2006-04-30
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have some computers, and a network based harddisk, in a local network behind a router.
For several months all has been fine.

Now, a server running Windows 2003 R2 (64 bit) suddenly is hiding.
It is not possible to see it anymore in:
My Network places
  Entire Network
    Microsoft Windows Network

I can ping it, no problem, and it is running fine and hosting web sites, no prob.
The only thing I can remember having done is to change the admin password on the computer that now is hiding, but how can that cause it to vanish from other computer's network list?

Is there a check list I could run through, to track down the cause?

Question by:IngvarNilsen
    LVL 48

    Accepted Solution

    Hi IngvarNilsen,

    first check that netbios is enabled on the server itself - under advanced tcpip properties under the wins TAB - you may need to reboot


    Author Comment

    Woohooo :-))))))

    Have no idea why this was switched off, cannot remember having touched it at all..?
    Nevertheless, it worked!

    Thanks a lot!

    LVL 48

    Expert Comment

    no worries :)

    Author Comment

    And, BTW, I had to reboot as you said.


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