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Hi All.

We have an SBS 2011 standard network - we have 4 servers and 25 clients.

The problem we are having is that the 'Network' list (All running Windows 7 clients) does not always show a full list of available machines - sometimes it shows a couple of servers and a few PC's othertimes it shows most clients and not the servers - in essence 'Random'.

We can access the missing servers by using the \\abc-files in windows explorer but not all employees know this method - in addition - sometimes an F5 will refresh the missing computers

The SBS server has the 'Computer Browser' service started and I THINK - i read somewhere that that 'Network Location Awareness' service needs to be started as this superceeds the 'Computer Browser' method (but I am not sure about that) - anyway it has been started.

Can  anyone please give me some guidance on this.

Thank you
Regards
Andy Keen
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Firstly, do all computers show up in the SBS Console's Computers tab?

Were all workstations joined to the network using \\connect?

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Hi Jeff
Yes indeed they do - originally had to move some of them to the correct OU in ADUC.

Should the computer browser services be running on all servers and pc's or just on - ir SBS.

Also have Been reading some tech articles about the sbs2011 being configured as the master browser - is this something that is set by default or needs setting - or am I way off the mark?

Thanks Jeff
Andy
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The fact is that you don't need the Computer Browser service running on ANY of your machines as long as all of your workstations are Windows 7 and servers are at least Server 2008.  

If you have older servers, then you may need to do a bit of configuration based on the workaround shown in this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/135404

If you don't have older servers, please post a COMPLETE ipconfig /all from both your SBS and a workstation.

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Ok all our servers (4) are Server 2008, we have an SBS2011 machine and all our clients are Win 7 except one laptop which is Win 8.

I have attached IPConfig /all from our SBS2011 and my Win 7.

Thank you Jeff
ipconfig-SBS20111-Server.txt
ipconfig-Win-7-Ult.txt
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