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Computers Don't Show up in Microsoft Windows Network

    Question

  • If I double click on My Network Places, then Entire Network, and then Microsoft Windows Network I will see my domain available. Then when I double click on the domain I should see all of the PCs and servers on the domain, but I see nothing, Windows Server 2003 is running on my primary & secondary domain controllers.

    I have verified system logs but didn’t find any problematic area, please help.


    - Z@hid

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 1:04 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Please enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on systems first. I also would like to suggest you check if the Computer Browser service is started, if all the computers cannot be viewed in My Network Places.

     

    If it does not work, I also would like to suggest you run the command: Nbtstat –c to check if the 1B record is registered. If not, please run another command: Nbtstat –R  to clear and reload the NetBIOS name cache. If WINS or Broadcast name resolution is not possible for the 1B record you can add a LMHosts to the machine. For the detailed steps, please read the following Microsoft KB article:

     

    How to Write an LMHOSTS File for Domain Validation and Other Name

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=180094

     

    Please also check if there is any product, such as SonicWALL which has the feature to disable NETBIOS traffic may cause the issue. You may disable the firewall to check the result. The browsing client must be able to connect to remote Domain Naming Master via UDP 137/138.

     

    If the issue persists, please refer to the following link to troubleshoot the Microsoft Computer Browser Service:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188305

     

    Regards,



    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:01 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    Please enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on systems first. I also would like to suggest you check if the Computer Browser service is started, if all the computers cannot be viewed in My Network Places.

     

    If it does not work, I also would like to suggest you run the command: Nbtstat –c to check if the 1B record is registered. If not, please run another command: Nbtstat –R  to clear and reload the NetBIOS name cache. If WINS or Broadcast name resolution is not possible for the 1B record you can add a LMHosts to the machine. For the detailed steps, please read the following Microsoft KB article:

     

    How to Write an LMHOSTS File for Domain Validation and Other Name

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=180094

     

    Please also check if there is any product, such as SonicWALL which has the feature to disable NETBIOS traffic may cause the issue. You may disable the firewall to check the result. The browsing client must be able to connect to remote Domain Naming Master via UDP 137/138.

     

    If the issue persists, please refer to the following link to troubleshoot the Microsoft Computer Browser Service:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188305

     

    Regards,



    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, July 25, 2013 3:01 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Arthur,

    Problem has been resolved by enabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP 


    - Z@hid

    Friday, July 26, 2013 11:01 AM