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Topic # 86336 5-Jul-2011 09:13
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I have recently installed 2 windows 7 pro workstations on a peer network and no matter what I do I can't get them to see shares on the network for more than about two hours,

I have been through all of the settings multiple times and then restart, they see the shares then for some reason they drop off, both machines can see the computers on the network but not the shares that have been created, I have given access to everyone and no luck, they are networked with win XP pro machines on the same network.

I have disabled the firewalls on all computers and removed anything that could be getting in the way and am just not sure where to look now,

anyone who can be of help please help as its doing my head in.


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  Reply # 489648 5-Jul-2011 13:27
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One thing to check:

This is just a workgroup not a domain right? Is there a WINS server on the network?

On a workgroup without a WINS server the machines elect one PC to be the "master browser", problems can sometimes arise when two machines both think they should be the master browser.

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Another thing to check is:

2008, Vista and 7 are set to level 2 by default, XP is set to level 1. Try seeing if changing your Win 7 machines to level 1 solves the problem.

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