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Cannot Browse Computers in My Network Places

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I have a WS2K3 server that is acting as DHCP, DNS, AD for my network. All of this seems to functioning properly. However, I have since noticed that I can no longer browse the computers on my network through My Network Places. I can see the domain, but there are no computers listed. If i click on the domain, I get a message stating: "Domain is not accessible. You might not have permissions....Blah, Blah." Is there some setting that I need to be aware of for this? I am able to access all of the computers using their names and ip addresses, but not through browsing. I realize that there is more information needed, but I'm not sure what. Let me know.
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Pete Long earned 1000 total points
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My Network Places Empty

On the properties of the network card > TCP/IP > Advanced > WINS > enable NETBIOS over TCP
Ensure that any local firewall is disabled.

Are the clients set up for a WINS Server? (Look in the DHCP options) ensure the "Node Type" is set to "0x8" H Node.

Run Browstat.exe (support tools) to see what the offending machine THINK is the master browser - Move the Master browser role to that Server

Start > Run > Services.msc > Make sure Network COnnections Service is running
Start > Run > Services.msc > Make sure Computer Browser Service is running

Start > Run CMD {enter}
  regsvr32 netshell.dll {Enter}
  regsvr32 netcfgx.dll {Enter}
  regsvr32 netman.dll {Enter}

Try Using the Browcon.exe tool (MS KB 818902) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;818902
Run through (MS KB 188305) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;188305
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by:Fatal_Exception
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Nice list, Pete...  I particulary like the Browcon.exe tool..  ever since it came out, I have been using it..  :)
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by:younghv
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I have a separate "PeteLong" tab in my 'Giant Spreadsheet of neat computer sh...tuff'.

This one is going in there.

Vic
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by:Pete Long
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>>I have a separate "PeteLong" tab

Ive arrived LOL :) I keep all mine in an access database
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I have run browstat status on the server with the following results. (Browsing Works Here)

Status for domain MYDOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{562318C5-981A-4643
-88B3-1DBF6555A04F}
    Browsing is active on domain.
    Master browser name is: MYSERVER
        Master browser is running build 3790
    1 backup servers retrieved from master MYSERVER
        \\MYSERVER
    There are 0 servers in domain MYDOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{56
2318C5-981A-4643-88B3-1DBF6555A04F}
    There are 0 domains in domain MYDOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{56
2318C5-981A-4643-88B3-1DBF6555A04F}


Status for domain MYDOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{294AFE34-2B6A-4428
-8601-7F2B77B8FBCE}
    Browsing is active on domain.
    Master name cannot be determined from GetAdapterStatus.  Using \\MYSERVER
        Master browser is running build 3790
    1 backup servers retrieved from master MYSERVER
        \\MYSERVER
    There are 0 servers in domain MYDOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{29
4AFE34-2B6A-4428-8601-7F2B77B8FBCE}
    There are 0 domains in domain MYDOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{29
4AFE34-2B6A-4428-8601-7F2B77B8FBCE}





I have run browstat status on the client with the following results. (Browsing Does Not work here)

Status for domain MYDOMAIN on transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{EA2C78FF-530B-4E0D
-B41A-EF8541355F33}
    Browsing is NOT active on domain.
    Master browser name is held by: MYSERVER
        Master browser is running build 3790



Obviously something is wrong.
I am continuing through the list you provided.
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by:Fatal_Exception
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When you get around to the Browcon.exe console, you will find that it also contains suggestions in the help files that may help diagnose this issue..  that would be my next step..
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by:younghv
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PeteLong's first suggestion needs to be in the database here.

I suggest it be PAQ'd with that suggestion.

Vic
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by:Fatal_Exception
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Ditto Younghv's suggestion...
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