On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 14:38:01 -0800, VexedByVista
>I just purchased two new identical machines. I have a home LAN running W2k
>Server. (downgraded from a domain to a workgroup).
>One machine sees the server no problem. I can connect to drives and use the
>One machine refuses to see the server. When I go Run and type in
>\\ipaddress, it shows up. When I try to browse for it, it never shows up.
>Both machines on same LAN, same WORKGROUP. I've clicked everything I can
>find but the one machine just won't find the server. I'm baffled.
You started the Network wizard, and selected "Private" for Network Location
If you're done that already, let's try and diagnose the problem using logs from
"browstat status", "ipconfig /all", "net config server", and "net config
workstation", from each computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and
follow instructions precisely (Download browstat, and start a Vista command
window as an admin!):
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.