windows 2000 machines cant see samba

Rejean Proulx rejean at
Sun Nov 2 20:15:38 EST 2003

I found that with Win2k I had to hit refresh several times after selecting
entire network.  You might try selecting run and typing \\machinename\
sometimes it finds it even if it doesn't when selecting entire network.  I
battle with this with my laptop all the time.  I find it works best if I
just map a network drive.  It is a pain when you boot and it doesn't find
it, but it really works better.

 Rejean Proulx
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alex Snow" <alex_snow at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 7:47 PM
Subject: windows 2000 machines cant see samba

> Hi all. I have two different versions of windows running on my networked
> pc's. the older ones that cant handle anything newer are running win 98
> se. These machines can see the shares I have on my linux box fine and I
> can mount shares on them from linux. On the faster machines I have
> win2k. This cant see the samba machines nor can the linux box see them.
> Does anyone have any ideas why this happens? all the machines are
> connected to the same lan.
> I'm running samba 2.2.8 slackware 9.1.
> -- 
> Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?
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