I’m doing some work for a company that has 22 workstations. All the workstations are home versions of Windows Vista, Windows 7 (mostly), windows 8 and 2 x Windows XP machines. There are on this network several other devices including printers and small Network Attached Storage units.
The computers are obviously not joined to a domain and authentication is managed locally, the NAS devices are connected via Ethernet. My problem comes with some Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines (6 in total), that cannot browse to the NAS. When browsing the network, the NAS does not appear as a device. It is reachable via the network name (NAS02), or via IP and there is no problem using the resources.
My problem is that the users on this workgroup like to browse to find resources and the NAS02 device does not show up on the list of discovered devices. I have created shortcuts to the NAS for now, but this is not the solution they want. I am having trouble figuring out how to get the NAS to be discovered by the 6 machines. Other windows 7 machines seem to be fine and at least one other Windows 8 machine can see it. These 6 machines can see other PC and printers and the other NAS on the network, they just can’t see this device.
Any thoughts are appreciated.