You have installed Windows Server 2008 R2, you have installed the application you want to make available to multiple endpoints on your LAN (Local Area Network), and you have even created your Share on the server. Good!
Then comes the time to setup the endpoints or client computers that will consume your application, but there is one problem, Ma’am/Sir! You cannot find the Share on the network. In fact, you cannot even find your server on the network!! What do you do?
You go to your Services on the server and enable the service named Computer Browser. This service is disabled by default. So, turn it on and you are good to go! Go check on the endpoints’ list of network devices on your LAN and you should see your server there. If you do not, please leave a comment here.
Some external help here from the people at Websense:
1.Make sure that Windows Network File Sharing is enabled. a.Go to Start > Network > Network and Sharing Center. b.In the Sharing and Discovery section, set File Sharing to On. 2.Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services. 3.Double-click Computer Browser to open the Properties dialog box. 4.Set the Startup type to Automatic. 5.Click Start. 6.Click OK to save your changes and close the Services dialog box.
And from the people at Microsoft Technet.