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Not all computers show up in Windows Explorer: Entire Network\Domain\

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For whatever reason, I can't see the majority of my organization's computers and servers in "entire network".  If I go there, via My Network Places, and double click on my Windows AD domain I get 5 (out 35 or so) computers.  By the way, all 5 of those computers are off-site machines.  What gives?  

If I, from my desktop, search the domain for missing computers they don't show up.  If I type in a UNC name in the Windows Explorer address bar, I can get to any machine on the network.  

I need this to work correctly so that my desktop management software will work properly.

I'm running all WinXP machines with Win2k3 servers.  
1 AD domain controller + file server box
1 Exchange server box
1 Sharepoint Portal + Print Server + RAS server box
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you need netbios enabled on all machines for my network places to work, if you want to replicate this info you will need a WINS server installed as well (you have to reboot after enabling netbios)
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I did some looking around and saw that I can either enable NetBIOS manual at all workstations or I can use DHCP to set it up.  What do I need to setup in DHCP?  I've set the WINS server to be my WINS server's IP address (naturally).  I've, as of 3 minutes ago, set NetBIOS over TCP/IP with my WINS server IP address.  What's the WINS node type for?  What's the NetBIOS scope ID for?

Here is a picture of my DHCP:
http://mail2.gotdebt.org/DHCP.JPG
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sorry mate, been away, did you get it sorted?
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Yeah, when I made the change on DHCP to set the WINS server address and set the DHCP server's nic to use NetBios over TCP/IP it all worked.  I can find machines on the network now.  Thanks for your help, I didn't know to look into NetBIOS.
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good good :)
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