What is set different so that on some PCs I can see the shared resources and others not?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Kelvin, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Kelvin

    Kelvin Guest

    I have XP PRO machines on a Windows 2003 Server network in a domain.

    Some computers when I drill in through Windows Explorer\My Network
    Places\Microsoft Windows Network\Domain\Computer
    I can see "Printer and Faxes" and "Scheduled Tasks", on other computers I
    can't see anything.
    I can't map to the hidden drives either if I can't see these shared
    resources.

    What should I be looking for to see how these computers are setup
    differently?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks

    Kelvin
     
    Kelvin, Dec 23, 2009
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  2. Hello Kelvin,

    Is NetBios over TCP/IP enabled on the NIC properties?

    If different subnets are in use you need a WINS server for network browsing.

    Also make sure to use only Domain DNS servers on the NIC and not any external
    one.
     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Dec 23, 2009
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  3. "My Network Places" is a NetBIOS application, it relies on NetBIOS for
    the browse list, make sure that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled.

    Other than that make sure that the firewall is not blocking NetBios
    traffic. Also verify that the machines are all in the same subnet.

    If you can ping you can map with the NET USE command and UNC paths.

    John
     
    John John - MVP, Dec 23, 2009
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  4. Kelvin

    VanguardLH Guest

    Is the Guest account disabled on the problematic hosts?
     
    VanguardLH, Dec 23, 2009
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  5. Kelvin

    Kelvin Guest

    I checked the other suggesting and all seemed well.
    I'll check the account and see what its status is...

    Thanks
     
    Kelvin, Dec 23, 2009
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