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Windows 7: network PCs are not showing but communicating

30 Mar 2015   #1

network PCs are not showing but communicating

i have problem which is regarding to LAN. Here is my problem discussed

Recently we did a project on structure cabling(LAN). After my project is done my client moved over to new network from old network. problem is when i opened my "network places" in any client PC, some network PCs are showing some are not, but i am able to ping to them as well i am able to access those network PCs drives in RUN via ip address. they people are using windows server 2008 as servers, windows7,xp as client. They people use network PCs for sharing purpose only. we configured DHCP for all client PCs in Cisco switch.when i click on any network PCs(which are showing) it is taking so much time to open. thankyou.

we used a cisco switch as core switch,D-Link switch as access switch.
all PCs are located within range(< 90 meters) from switch.
cable type we used CAT6

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31 Mar 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32bit

Hi Santosh,

When your clients transferred to the new network, there is no configuration change on it. On your post, you stated that DHCP was configured on the cisco switch which is okay.

On your situation, since they are connected on a Windows Server 2008, i would suggest you to change the configuration. You should configure the DHCP server on the windows server 2008. Also, on your question, why the computers are not showing on the network is because you haven't configured the DNS server. With this server rule, you can easily locate those computers on the you network.

If you haven't done that yet, here are the links for tutorial that you can follow: for DHCP Server Rule. for DNS Server Rule
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