Windows 2008 utilize its Network Discovery feature

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My connection to the network is in my work profile and not connected to the domain. I recently installed a Windows 2008 server and I want to utilize its Network Discovery feature. I can connect to the Windows 2008 server through my computer’s IP address/name and the Windows firewall has been configured to make an exception for Network Discovery on the public and private networks. Printer sharing and file sharing are enabled so files can be moved from the server and back. Why is Network Discovery not working? What else do I need to do to get it to work?

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Windows 2008 utilize its Network Discovery feature


The problem here may be with the settings that you are using on the network discovery feature. You will need to access it and change where necessary:

  • On the task bar of your computer, locate the network identity icon and click on it.
  • You will see Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click on it, and in the next window that will open you will need to click on 'Change advanced sharing settings'
  • Look for network discovery. If you find that it is off, you will need to click the arrow button to expand the section, and then click Turn on network discovery.
  • After that you will need to click Apply to save the changes, and if you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, you will just need to type the password or provide confirmation.

-Richard Gabriel

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