Windows Server 2008 R2 Network Browsing

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Guido, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Guido

    Guido Guest

    We have installed a new Windows Server 2008 R2. It is also running Terminal

    When we try to browse computers on the network, it only displays tsclient
    but no workstations are displayed.

    Your help is appreciated.


    Guido, Jan 28, 2010
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  2. Guido

    RCan Guest

    Hi Guido,

    you need to enable Network Discovery which is per default disabled (network
    and sharing center -> change advanced sharing settings -> "Your network"
    .... ).

    RCan, Jan 28, 2010
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  3. In addition to the other reply - this is something I'd suggest you lock down
    & prevent, amongst many other things. It's very easy for a TS box to get in
    trouble if the user environment isn't pretty strictly controlled. There
    should be no need to browse the network for most users.
    is a good place to start

    Also see
    (there's a link to an MS whitepaper / KB there too).
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jan 29, 2010
  4. Guido

    Guido Guest

    Thank you for your reply.

    When I turn on Network Discovery and Save settings it does not stay on. it
    goes back to off.


    Guido, Jan 29, 2010
  5. Guido

    RCan Guest

    Domain member ? GPO ?


    RCan, Jan 29, 2010
  6. Guido


    Dec 18, 2009
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    I have no proper idea about it. But you have to talk help of any good computer supporter. So he can solve your problem easily.
    josephpaul, Jan 30, 2010
  7. Guido

    Guido Guest

    Sorry about the delay. Iwas away.

    The Server is a domain controllers and the workstations are members of the

    I managed to turn on network discovery by starting some services that are

    However, when I click on the Network setting I can only see the Server.

    When I browse the network from the workstations, I can see the list of all
    workstations but not the Server.


    Guido, Feb 4, 2010
  8. Guido

    Bill Grant Guest

    What OS is running in the other machines? Network discovery works with
    Vista/Win 7. If you have legacy systems older than that you need to use the
    computer browser service, which relies on Netbios over TCP/IP and LAN
    broadcasts (or WINS). Both Netbios over TCP/IP and the computer browser
    service may need to be enabled.
    Bill Grant, Feb 4, 2010
  9. Guido


    Mar 22, 2015
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    Can you provide mode details? i.e. OS, etc please?
    j_cocker, Mar 22, 2015
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