Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6
That worked for me also way back. I think it might have been Chev's suggestion to me.
I think that hot fix is supposed to allow the XP machines with sp3 to show up on the network map. But it may have en effect on the XP machines showing up on the network shares also so maybe the LLTD hotfix allows the machine to be discovered more easily.
The link to the tuturial by Redbird is below but you need XP sp3 for this to work. To get the hotfix you have to give your email and pass the Windows genuine advantage validation. XP Computers in the Windows 7 Network Map
A/V's and third party firewalls are also famous for blocking XP machines from the network.
When I had Vista and XP machines in my network I would first create a workgroup on my Windows 7 machine and then set permissions for Everyone. Then I would join the workgroup which I created on the Win 7 machine from the XP and Vista machines and always always run the Network Setup Wizard on the XP and Vista machines
and then add "Everyone" to the permissions on the XP and Vista machines, it always worked for me.
Looks like now we need to start telling everyone who can't see the XP machine to install SP3 and the LLTD hotfix even though it's only supposed to allow XP machines to be seen in the network map.
The strange thing is that I never installed the LLTD hot fix but I could always see my XP machines.