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Why isn't my question being displayed? - Active Directory Problem

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    momentarylapseofreason Guest

    Why isn't my question being displayed? - Active Directory Problem

    http://www.microsoft.com/communities...=en-us&m=1&p=1

    There's my problem.... Was up for awhile and now disappeared unless searched
    for.

    Can someone help?

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    momentarylapseofreason Guest

    Re: Why isn't my question being displayed? - Active Directory Pro

    OK sweet... but that doesn't help my 'real' problem though.

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    AJR Guest

    Re: Why isn't my question being displayed? - Active Directory Problem

    Regarding your post: "...I have tried just about everything to resolve this.
    Running Windows Vista
    Ultimate 64 bit and this occurs anytime I try to browse for computers or
    printers...." - not very descriptive - to what does "...this occurs
    anytime...." refer? Any error messages?

    Following through the thread - the statement "...I am merely running a home
    network..." - would have been more beneficial as part of the original post.

    It has already been stated - AD is of no concern in a home network
    (Domain/Server -Yes). The router serves as both DNS and DCHP servers. Also
    Netbios was actually retired via XP - it's function in older OSs was to
    resolve computer "names" to addresses.

    Having said that - I am not a network Guru, however concerning the
    Ipconfig report - you have several "connections" - evidently a result of
    attempts for a solution. Also "Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media
    disconnected" may be of import?






    "momentarylapseofreason"

    <momentarylapseofreason@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:374EF12C-B135-4114-B3BD-D681BF4C96D8@xxxxxx

    > http://www.microsoft.com/communities...=en-us&m=1&p=1
    >
    > There's my problem.... Was up for awhile and now disappeared unless
    > searched
    > for.
    >
    > Can someone help?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    momentarylapseofreason Guest

    Re: Why isn't my question being displayed? - Active Directory Pro

    OK... the error is listed in the original thread.

    If I try to use the CTRL+Windows+F command or shutdown -i and attempt to
    browse the network, I get the error "Active Directory Domain Services Is
    Currently Unavailable".

    You say it's not needed for a home network, but I do in fact use these
    commands often (or used to in XP at least).

    Even browsing for a printer rather than knowing it's exact name gives me the
    above error. Would love to know why MS decided to do away with it.

    The last link in the original post shows how to setup a DNS server in
    Windows 2003 Servers. Seems pretty nuts that I need to setup a separate box
    just to host a DNS server so I may view my other computers.

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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Re: Why isn't my question being displayed? - Active Directory Pro

    You seem to be trying to set up a domain(Active directory), not a workgroup!
    Below is how I set up Home Networks between XP and Vista

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

    Permissions/Share info is there as well.

    If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
    sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
    Docs)

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
    passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
    asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
    from an XP computer.

    Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
    Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
    adding a Vista computer to it.

    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "momentarylapseofreason" wrote:

    > OK... the error is listed in the original thread.
    >
    > If I try to use the CTRL+Windows+F command or shutdown -i and attempt to
    > browse the network, I get the error "Active Directory Domain Services Is
    > Currently Unavailable".
    >
    > You say it's not needed for a home network, but I do in fact use these
    > commands often (or used to in XP at least).
    >
    > Even browsing for a printer rather than knowing it's exact name gives me the
    > above error. Would love to know why MS decided to do away with it.
    >
    > The last link in the original post shows how to setup a DNS server in
    > Windows 2003 Servers. Seems pretty nuts that I need to setup a separate box
    > just to host a DNS server so I may view my other computers.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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