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Old 01-28-2008
Ken W
 

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Computer isn't visible
We have multiple computers that are part of a domain. One computer doesn't
show up in Windows Explorer. Why-what do I need to do?
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Old 01-29-2008
Fatal_Exception
 

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RE: Computer isn't visible
Ken, we need a little more info first..

When you say 'explorer' I assume you mean Network (Center on Vista, Places
on XP)?

What computers are not showing up? Vista or XP?

Might want to check DNS and make sure that there are entries in the Look
Zone for the missing systems also.


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"Ken W" wrote:

> We have multiple computers that are part of a domain. One computer doesn't
> show up in Windows Explorer. Why-what do I need to do?

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Old 01-29-2008
Ken W
 

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RE: Computer isn't visible
I'm not a technical person. Where do I look for those DNS addresses?

"Fatal_Exception" wrote:

> Ken, we need a little more info first..
>
> When you say 'explorer' I assume you mean Network (Center on Vista, Places
> on XP)?
>
> What computers are not showing up? Vista or XP?
>
> Might want to check DNS and make sure that there are entries in the Look
> Zone for the missing systems also.
>
>
> --
> FE
> Wm P
> MVP Microsoft Networking
> MCP | CCNA | A+
>
>
>
> "Ken W" wrote:
>
> > We have multiple computers that are part of a domain. One computer doesn't
> > show up in Windows Explorer. Why-what do I need to do?

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Old 01-30-2008
Fatal_Exception
 

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RE: Computer isn't visible
Hmm.. Well, since you are running a Domain, you have a Domain Controller.
Most Admins will install the DNS server on top of the DC, so that is where
you look first. It will be under Start > Administrative Tools > DNS

Then take a look at your Forward Lookup Zone. All computers that are joined
to a Domain will have a record there indicating the Name and IpAddress where
it can be reached. DNS provides name resolution (to IPAddress) so other
computers can find the one they need to reach.

Actually, I am a little surprised that you are running a Domain without
someone to manage it. Or was this left up to you?
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MCP | CCNA | A+



"Ken W" wrote:

> I'm not a technical person. Where do I look for those DNS addresses?
>
> "Fatal_Exception" wrote:
>
> > Ken, we need a little more info first..
> >
> > When you say 'explorer' I assume you mean Network (Center on Vista, Places
> > on XP)?
> >
> > What computers are not showing up? Vista or XP?
> >
> > Might want to check DNS and make sure that there are entries in the Look
> > Zone for the missing systems also.
> >
> >
> > --
> > FE
> > Wm P
> > MVP Microsoft Networking
> > MCP | CCNA | A+
> >
> >
> >
> > "Ken W" wrote:
> >
> > > We have multiple computers that are part of a domain. One computer doesn't
> > > show up in Windows Explorer. Why-what do I need to do?

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