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Cannot see other computers on network in My Network Places?

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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Dear All,

My Laptop i am using Windows 7, it was ok up to two days back, today morning, I try to access my network places I can find any computers there, I try to ping my domain its pinging, ……. I can see only 4 computers in my network places  including my computer. That other three 2 of them running with Windows 7 & one is running with Vista.

Could you please tell me how to solve this issue waiting for your valuable reply

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Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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Dear I try as per your request but the result is same , i can only see that 4 devices only

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Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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I already checked this also, everything ok as per your comment, but the result is same

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Are you having the same issue on the other networked computers?
Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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No, Only this Laptop (this laptop having Window 7)

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Greg HejlPrincipal Consultant

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try direct access

\\computername-or-ip\c$\

are you in workgroup or domain?
Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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Hi,

Domain Group, i try to access that laptop from another domain pc through network places its accessible, but only that laptop cant see other laptops in the domain.

Waiting for your comment

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Greg HejlPrincipal Consultant
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Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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Dear,

I try that what your said @ 1 Point, i try to access my server from that problem Laptop using the same comment \\computer name, its showing me the shared folder. and i try to ping my domain, its pinging perfectly.

i did your 2nd point also

 did the 3rd point also, i remove that laptop from domain & i join again but the result is same.

This point how can i check: in network and sharing does it list the connection as the domain name? in Windows XP i can see the domain name, but in Windows 7 how can i check

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Greg HejlPrincipal Consultant

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Network and Sharing center should list the domain you are connected to in 'view your active network'

also go to advanced sharing options > domain > and make sure all sharing services are on.

also explore \\computername\c$ to other computers in your domain.  sometimes this 'wakes up' network discovery.
Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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Dear,

I tried as per your request, but still i can see the network computers

\\computername - i can see the shared folders

But the result is same
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Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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Still no use
Greg HejlPrincipal Consultant

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is network sharing discovery turned on for the other computers?
Ram Kumar ChellamSr. System Administrator

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I have tried everything but nothing works but the ideas was great
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