Computer search on Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have installed  a Vista Business system into a workgoup network with more than one subnet seperated by a router.  The vista system does not seem to be able to see the systems in the subnet that it is not in.  In XP I could search for a computer by IP address in the other subnet and then map to shares on the found computer as long as I had rights to do so.  I can find no way to accomplish this in Vista.  Is there a computer search facility in Vista?  If not how can I see computers in this other subnet?

    Monday, April 14, 2008 4:22 PM


  • Hi,


    With my own experience, this is not a question about Windows Vista. Each version of Windows cannot access the computers on a different subnet by itself. You should use a router which was configured with proper routes. I'm not sure if you configured the router before to enable the subnets accessing each other. Perhaps you should ask your network administrator for further help.



    Thursday, April 17, 2008 10:25 AM