Win XP displaying network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamworks, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Win XP

    Dear friends,

    In my network, I have 10 units of PC running on Win98SE and 10 units of PC running on Win XP Pro.

    The problem is, on Win 98SE PCs, I can double click on network neighbourhood and alll the PCs on the network will appear almost instantly. However, if I do this on Win XP Pro machines, it would need to take a while, sometimes quite a while before all the PCs appear on the screen.

    Any idea why and how do I rectify this problem please? Many thanks!

    Appreciate any fast feedback.
     
  2. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I have a similiar problem, (network of 5) where the computers would show sometimes and not shiw others. I setup a WINS server, hoping to possibly remedy the problem but its no go. Still have yet to find a solution.
     
  3. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Do you think it has anything to do with the "Master Browser" feature? I mean .. if I remember correctly, Win XP's method of handling network operations and Win 98SE is quite different right?

    I am not sure if setting only 1 PC to be the Master Browser instead of all would make any difference?

    Pls do advise if you find out anything .. many thanks ! :D
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I havent found nething yet, but what I did do it this:

    Under C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Nethood

    I made shortcuts to each of my computers. I would like fix the prob but until then this is a temp solution.

    To your slowness, try this:

    http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/913/
     
  5. silis

    silis The bum.

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