Browsing problem in a mixed OS workgroup

How to fix browsing problem in a mixed OS workgroup

SYMPTOMS: in a peer-to-peer network environment with mixed Windows OS such as win9x, NT, ME, W2K and XP, you may experience one or more of the following behaviors: 1) You cannot access shared folders or files. 2) You cannot browse other computers in the workgroup. 3) You receive the following error message when you double-click the workgroup in My Network Places/Network Neighborhood: Workgroup Name is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource.

Resolution: 1) make sure that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is turned on. 2) make sure the Computer Browser service is running on each computer in the workgroup. Note: the Computer Browser service maintains an updated list of computers on the workgroup, and it supplies this list to computers that are designated as browsers. If this service is stopped, the computers may not be seen from My Network Place/Network Neighborhood.


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