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Hi there

Just installed a new 2003 server and connected 20 pc's to domain, although the server can see the PC's in my network places, most of the PC's cannot see any other computer, some can sporadically.

Interestingly if I enable the IPX SPX protocol those machines can see each other straight away, but I really don't want to do it on the server.

Help.

Matt
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by:sushibilly
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Has NETBIOS been disabled on the PC's? This would prevent browsing through My Network Places.

Are you able to Ping other machines on the network?
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There is a mixture of xp and 98 machines, all of which where on teh domain before with no problem, they have all been reconnected to teh new domain, where exactly do I check on the NETBIOS?

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i find that you need to create a share on eahc machine before it can be seen sometimes. otherwise put in the direct computername and force a browse to those machines.
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To check NETBIOS, got to your TCP/IP properties, click advanced, select the WINS tab and ensure default is selected in the NETBIOS box.
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Hi,

The process through which the computers are listed in the Network Places is called Network Browsing and it works entirely on NetBIOS so no need to install IPX SPX .

If all the computers are on the same network you need to Enable the NetBIOS over TCPIP on all the computers and make sure client for Microsoft network is installed. To make it faster you can install WINS on the server and point the computers to the WINS server for registration.

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Kumar
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Sorry about the reply delay, how would I install WINS on teh server?
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Go to add remove program
 --> Add remove windows Component
    --> Network Services
       --> WINS (Check the Box)

Now during the installation process it can ask for Windows 2003 CD.

After installing the WINS make sure that the Client are pointing to the WINS Server and the NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled.


Kumar


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