Are you using a WINS server on the Win2K server? A WINS server is designed to manage browse lists, etc. All you have to do is turn it on at the server end, and then go into the TCP/IP properties on the workstations and define it there. Alternatively, if you are using DHCP, you can define the WINS server there. It lets you ping machines by name, etc. - "DNS for Workgroups". As an aside, I am assuming that the machines are part of the same workgroup, or better yet, a domain? Glenn Hunt ghunt at hds.ca -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Paul Backhouse Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 10:37 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Windows 2000 server with NT workstation Hello people, <!-- Apologies to people who find this a long email --> We have a compaq prolient network server that has Windows 2000 Server installed. We have 5 NT workstations used by our developers - everything has been fine until about 2 weeks ago. Suddenly when clicking on NetWork Neigborhood nothing showed up - i though i might have a bug or something that has developed over time and corrupted a file somewhere - but no - this was not that case - now we have all 5 NT workstations that occassionally lose the network neighborhood - you can use Find a computer to see the pc you want to connect to - but this isn't great. This has also started to happen on a couple of the Windows 98 machines we have aswell. I was wondering if anyone out there has come across this problem before with Windows 2000 Server supporting NT Workstations or has any clue why this has started to happen? All the NT Workstations have the latest Service pack and have been working fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated - I am at a loss and our Network admin guy is at a loss aswell - and theres no mention of this problem anywhere on the micorsoft support area. Many thanks Paul Backhouse --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !