Win2k/XP domain cannot browse and only shows a few machines on domain
My Windows 2000/XP domain cannot browse the Web and it only shows a small
group of computers on the domain. Active Directory and WINS are both running.
I can always search for a computer name, but My Network Places is useless. What could be the
There are a number of issues that can cause this, one of which is a Group Policy setting for
Windows Explorer in the "User ConfigurationAdministrative TemplatesWindows ComponentsWindows
It's also possible that a browser election has taken place on your network, and some other
server or workstation is the current master browser or backup browser. For a detailed explanation
of the browser service see How
computer browser service works.
This was first published in March 2005