Unable to view workgroup through My Network Places in Windows Explorer.
Posted on 2006-07-21
This is a recent problem. It was working fine in the past but now none of our computers in our network can view our workgroup. We can still map drives but this issue with not being able to view the workgroup is bothering me. I can see the workgroup, I just can't view it. I checked the Advanced TCP/IP Settings on my machine for my IP address under the WINS tab and I've got Enable LMHOSTS lookup checked and I've got Default checked. I tried switching it to NetBIOS over TCP/IP and it still won't work. The error I get from my workstation is "The workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource."
Like I said, we only have one workgroup and our permissions here are pretty laid back as we are a bunch of software developers so no users have limited access to anything. Everyone has administrative rights over their own machines and they have admin access to our servers as well. I overlook the network here and I know for a fact that no one has changed any settings anywhere. What could have caused this to change suddenly and how can I get this fixed so we can view our workgroup again.
It's the same way on our servers as well. We can see the workgroup but can't view it.