Tag: Network Discovery

NetworkingWindows Server Tips

Can’t Find Server in Network

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.

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NetworkingWindows 10 Tips

Windows 10 – Change Network Type to Private

In Windows 10, once you are connected to the network you want to set to Private,

  1. Start a Windows Explorer window
  2. Click on “Network” among the items listed on the left of the window
  3. If you have disallowed sharing on Public Networks (recommended) and allowed on Private, there should appear a (yellow) warning in the upper part of the Explorer window to remind you that “Network discovery and file sharing is turned off. Network computers and devices are not visible. Click to change…”
  4. Click on the warning
  5. Respond appropriately to the new pop-up asking if you actually want to allow sharing on Public (NO), or change network to a Trusted/Private network.
  6. Select second option to change network to a Private/Trusted one.
Windows 10 Pop-up message to enable network discovery and file sharing on Private Network

Windows 10 Pop-up message to enable network discovery and file sharing on Private Network. A good way to change network from Public to Private

 

Similar article for Windows 8.1: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/change-type-to-private/97993d60-58e0-4536-a31e-df89cccb7fe1?auth=1