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    Looking for some help on this question

    I'm trying to use the "View full map" option in my Network & Sharing Center (Using Vista Home Premium SP1).

    I only regularly have one other computer on my network, a wirless connecetd laptop running XP Home SP3.

    When I click on View full map, I get the following error message

    windows cannot start mapping on the adapter. Please make sure the adapter is connected and enabled

    This is not exactlly the clearest error message and means nothing to me.

    When I check on the Help screen it suggests the following possible causes

    1 Public instead of private network

    2 LLTD disabled

    3 Network Discovery turned off

    4 The device doesn't support the required protocols for Windows Vista. Check the information that came with the device to see if it has a Windows Vista logo. If the device has the logo, it should appear on the network map. The device or information that came with the device might also have information about the LLTD protocol or the network map.



    1 and 2 do not apply, 3 appears to be the problem, and I do not understand 4

    My Network Discovery Shows as Custom. When I expand the arrow, click on "Turn on network discovery" ancd accept it. nothing appears to happen, and it still shows as Custom, with the "Turn on" unticked.

    Any suggestions as to what the prob might be would be welcome.
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    I do NOT think the XP machine can be shown in the map. On my network (CAT5), 3 Vista machines, 1 XP and 1 Windows 7 machine all are shown except for the XP machine. I also have a second switch which is shown in the upper map.

    At the bottom of the map is a second section that shows my XP machine but NOT connected in the upper map. I do and can share files and printers across all machines.

    I think that Network Discovery turned needs to ON, for the mapping to work.

    Do they BOTH use the same "WorkGroup" name?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    The way the help screen is worded implies that XP machines should be visible, as ittalks about aservice LLTD which is needed on XP machines to make them visible.

    Just found an MS link

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120

    which says it will fix this.

    I'll try it and report back

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    [quote name='bonalymac' post='767934' date='28-Mar-2009 03:01'][/quote]

    That hotfix works fine on my home network. I've got one XP Pro machine that shows up on the network map.

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    Error message about the SP version already installed and is this patch not needed.

    I just tried installing this KB922120 and it does not install as I have SP 3 installed.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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