On Thu, 13 Sep 2007 21:07:15 -0500, "P.Schuman" <pschuman_NOSPAM_@interserv.com>
>We have a test LAN of various machines and they all work fine - until Vista
>There is a Win98se, XP/Pro, and several of each - and now a Vista laptop
>Each machine was configured with a different Workgroup name
>such as Work.98se or Work.XP or Work.Vista
>WELL - when the Vista machine has it's own workgroup name
>it can't see any of the other machines in the Vista Network listing.
>If we change the Vista workgroup to say Work.98,
>then we can see ALL the other machines, not just the ones in the same
>Vista is VERY weird -
Vista presents several challenges, and one is interoperability with Windows 9x.
But what you are discussing is a browser (no I'm not discussing Internet
The browser relationship between Windows 9x and Windows NT/2000/XP is a known
And I'll bet that you have a variant of the latter.
Your workgroup infrastructure is interesting, to say the least. Having each
computer in a separate workgroup must solve one problem - master browser
conflicts. It also might cause other problems. I'd love to explore this with
you, if you have the patience.
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.