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Why is my Windows SBS 2008 server no longer appearing when browsing the network?

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I'm running SBS 2008, and recently workstations and servers are unable to see the SBS box when browsing the network. All other machines are showing up correctly, and even from the server itself I can't browse to it.

However, all the shares can be accessed from any machine at \\server\share.

Any ideas what might fix this? It doesn't seem to be related to any recent software installations, etc.

Thank you.
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This is because the ability to browse is controllers by the computer browser service.

You will find this is disabled in SBS2008 as it is incompatible with IPv6.

This is why you cannot see it in My Network Places
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Thanks for the quick response. As you suggested the computer browser service was disabled. However, it was working previously with SBS 2008. Perhaps an update disabled it? In any case, setting the service to start automatically has resolved the issue.
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