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  1. #1
    Star Lounger
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    Mar 2004
    White Oak, Pennsylvania, USA
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    I've recently been donated a computer (Windows XP - SP3) and I'm trying to add it to our Windows 2000 Server network. I've configured it to get a dynamic IP address, added it to the Workgroup, etc. I can ping it from the server and vice versa, so I know the IP address is valid. It also accesses the internet through our ISP.

    However, it does not find the Server (or any other computer in its assigned workgroup) when I do a search for computers in Windows Explorer so I am unable to map any folders on the server.

    I've added a number of other computers to this network - either new, other donations and replacements of other computers - and have never encountered this problem.

    Any insight you can give me will be appreciated.


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  3. #2
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    Renton, Washington, USA
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    Check the firewalls on the others computers and make sure that the new IP address is not blocked.

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

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Post 589883 is aimed at users of home networks, but you could try following the instructions and see if it leads you to the cause of your problem.

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