cannot see a computer in My Network Places



Hi eveyone!

I have this issue that has been going on for about 8 months now and i CANT
seem to resolve it. If you can help it would be GREAT!

I Have a computer on a remote network that cannot be seen on my windows 2000
server (in My Network Places). HOWEVER, you can type the netbios name in
directly and access all the shares on that remote computer. ALSO, you can
access the remote computer's shares by typing in the IP address. You can
obviously ping the remote computer as well

I have been told that it has to do with the browser service, but I dont know
how the heck that works (I have printed out the microsoft document, but it
was just too confusing) and no-one can give me step-by-step instructions on
how to resolve my issue.

If someone can help i would be overjoyed!! :D

Many Thanks


Meinolf Weber

Hello Matt,

Is this enabled?


network properties>TCP/IP>advanced>WINS>enable netbios over TCP

Start, in the run line type "services.msc" without the quotes and go to computer
browser service. Check that it is started and set to automatic.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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