Network Places - Windows

akdreaming
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Is there a secret I don't know about in getting a device which has been joined to a domain, has both forward and reverse DNS records setup correctly, to actually show up in network places?  I'm trying to navigate via Network Places and I see all my other devices, but not the one I need to attach too.
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What operating system is on the client, server, machine that is not showing?
kevinhsiehNetwork Engineer

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If the device is not on the same subnet you are on, it won't appear. Network places only shows you devices on the local subnet because it depends on broadcasts. If you are on the same subnet, the browser service may be stopped.

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A form of Linux.  It is an iOmega StorCenter NAS
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What browser are you speaking of?
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I was talking about the Computer Browser service in Windows, but since your NAS is Linux, that doesn't apply. I don't know anything about your NAS. I suggest you try their official support channels.

FWIW, browsing to network resources via Network Places has long been deprecated as the main way of connecting to network resources, dating back to Windows 2000. The normal method is to connect directly via the hostname, such as \\host or \\host\share or \\host.domain.local .

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Yes, I normally use it that way by typing in UNC path.  However, I'm using a program called FolderClone where you can clone network folders.  You setup tasks pretty easily, but the problem is, you can't type in the UNC path.....it only allows you to Browse, and the only way at that point is to browse to network places.  The short way around that though is to map a drive on my PC to the target folder, and then browse to my mapped drive and do it that way.  So, I have a work around, but prefer not to do it that way.  Oh well, thanks for your help.

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