XP Netbeui workgroup problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cjsmith22, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. cjsmith22

    cjsmith22 OSNN One Post Wonder

    This one's got me stumped but i'm not the brightest so bare with me. I have a network with 7 machines (running xp pro sp2) connecting to a windows workgroup (coview_d1) using netbeui. I am trying to add 2 more machines to the workgroup, the one a laptop (xp pro sp2) which connects fine and picks up the other machines in the network neighbourhood straight away, the other a newish dell machine (xp pro sp2) which refuses to see any of the other machines in the neighborhood.
    The only differences I can see between the 2 machines are:

    1. when windows boots up the logon screens are different (the dell machine has the old 2000 logon screen where you have to type in a username and password - the laptop and the other 7 machines have the xp logon where you click on the users picture and are prompted for a password) - how do you change between the 2 types of logon screens?

    2. when I try and map a network drive and then browse for a folder on the laptop - in My Network Places - Entire Network - I am given the choice between microsoft terminal services, microsoft windows network and web client network ( if i expand microsoft windows network, then coview_d1 I can see all the other machines in the workgroup)
    - when i do the same thing on the dell machine I can only see microsoft windows network (microsoft terminal services and web client network are missing)

    I know netbeui is not supported in XP but unfortunately the way the network is set up it is not possible to use tcp/ip on the LAN.

    any ideas why the dell machine refuses to see any of the others in the neighborhood ? any help would be greatly appreciated !