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SBS2011 not showing up on the network

I have successfully migrated a new SBS2011 server into my network.  However when I go to browse the network, or have this server browsed, it does not show up.

No AV is installed (yet) and the firewall is turned off.

What am I missing?
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Top Expert 2013

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Have you enabled network discovery in the Network and Sharing Center?

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Turn on network discovery is on.
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I haven't seen the issue with SBS 2011 but with SBS 2003 if under the NIC properties | Advanced TCP IPv4 properties| | WINS | Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is checked you will have this problem. Default or Enable is fine. If set incorrectly it may take about 20 minutes to take effect.
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This is normal for SBS (or any domain in the 2008 R2 era.) MS has long moved away from network browsing/network neighborhood use for Active Directory networks. These relied on WINS or broadcast packets which are no longer on or enabled by default. Network Discovery is still available, but is targeted strickly towards unmanaged/home networks. For networks with a domain controller, resources should be published in AD, not found via browsing. There is a reason MS no longer puts network neighborhood or "my network" or its othervarious iterations in easy reach on the desktop or start menu anymore.

In short, you can spend a lot of time getting this to work (and yes you can get it to work in SBS with some group policy edits and a lot of maintenance hassles), but you *should* be asking yourself why you want this to be working in the first place. There are now better and easier ways of accessing data and you should be using those instead. Sometime sbreaking old habits is the hardest part of migrating to a new OS.

-Cliff
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Agree there is little or no need for it and I personally have never used it since Win2000. I also agree without WINS it is not as reliable, but with no tweaking I must say it works in most if not all of my networks :-)

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Good answers.  I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.  It appears I am not as all servers are accessible via UNC paths.

Thanks guys!

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Deleted? The questioner received answers that his last comment, 37067269, seemed to indicate he agreed with. Why would this question be deleted?

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Cgalihers 37066876 answer is correct.  Please award points.
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Please click on the link labeled "Accept as Solution" just below that comment and assign a grade to it.