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Cannot Access 'Computers Near Me' in Workgroup; Error Message Reports Unavailable Server List
Article ID: 285035 - View products that this article applies to.
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When several Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional-based computers are configured as members of a workgroup in a peer-to-peer network environment and you click on Computers Near Me in My Network Places, the following error message may appear:
Unable to access Computers Near Me. Workgroup is not accessible. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.
When you click Entire Network and Microsoft Network, the workgroup name appears, but when you click the workgroup name, you receive the same error message.
This behavior can occur when no computer in the workgroup is designated as the master browser, or when NetBIOS over TCP/IP is not being used.
Make sure all computers in the workgroup are configured to use NetBIOS over TCP/IP. Follow these steps:
If this procedure does not resolve the difficulty, force a browser election by restarting all computers in the workgroup.