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Server 2008 R2 SP1 Network Discovery Problem

Posted on 2011-10-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Just installed Server 2008 R2 SP1 on two computers on a simple hub, testing environment only.  Can ping each by IP or Name.  Not running DNS and no active directory.  However, can't get network discovery to work.  Enabled network discovery on both PCs via network sharing for network profile.  

Using workgroup/ no active directory as of yet, still testing mode.
Can map drive, can ping each other IP or computer name.
Enabled UPNP and SSDP services.  
Installed SP1
Can't be this hard to do a basic function?


Question by:wlyou
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Gary Coltharp earned 2000 total points
ID: 37020058
The following services must be enabled:

DNS Client
Function Discovery Resource Publication
SSDP Discovery
UPnP Device Host

When your network was detected, did you set it to work or home? Public will not map.

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ID: 37020202
that did it, thanks.
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by:Gary Coltharp
ID: 37020213
No problem!

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