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Win7 Network Directory Folder Empty

Hello,

I have a PC that is running Windows 7 Pro.  It is connected to a SBS2003 network that uses Active Directory.  I just added a NAS to the network.  I am able to map the NAS drive to an older WinXP PC, but not the newer W7 PC.  On further checking I discovered something strange on the W7 machne.  In Windows Explorer the Network Folder is blank - meaning I do not see my server, networked printers, or ther PCs.  When I look on the XP machine, all of these devices and the NAS is visible.

I tried solving this myself.  I found this MS support article:

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows7/Why-can-t-I-see-other-computers-on-my-network

I followed the recommendations and went to "Advanced Sharing Settings".  I then made the following changes:

1) Under Home or Work Network Discovery was off - I turned it on.
2) Under Public I turned Network Discovery and Public Folder Sharing on
3) Under Domain the current profile Network Discovery was already on.  I did turn on public folder sharing.

The Network Folder is still empty!  Not sure if I need a reboot - but will try that next after I post this question.

Thanks!
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Thank you all - enabling NetBios did the trick!  After doing that and rebooting I was able to see my three shared folders and map them to a network drive.  I have started the process of copying files over to the NAS.