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Why can't I browse the network neighborhood?

tomg1978
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Hello,  

I have recently seen a trend with many of my network client computers where they can no longer browse their network neighborhood.  We run an active directory environment (Both Windows 2003 and 2008 DC's).  We run WINS on our PDC emulator. I have noticed this issue more on Windows 7 computers than XP.  When I try to do a net view I get the message 'System error 58 has occurred".
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There are some folks here ( http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-vista-windows-7-support/227510-solved-vista-sp1-changed-sharing-behavior.html ) that had error 58 problems in Vista, and apparently resolved them by adjusting some security configuration parameters.

Cheers,
-Jon

Commented:
Sounds like your software firewalls is preventing Netbios.

Also look at your PDCe's event logs for 8021 and 8032 errors that elude to a browser conflict.
Chris DentPowerShell Developer
Top Expert 2010

Commented:

I guess you've checked that the Computer Browser service is enabled / started?

And you've poked holes in the Win 7 firewall to allow NetBIOS?

Chris
Chris DentPowerShell Developer
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
hmm sorry, old question, I could have sworn that said 14/07...

Chris

Commented:
good answer
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Sorry for getting back to this question late.  It was actually a pretty simple problem.  One of our client PC's was acting as the master browser.  After disabling it on that PC, the DC once again became the master browser and everything worked properly.