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Clients that dial in to a Remote Access Services (RAS) server using only the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) do not appear in the browse list on clients on the local area network (LAN). Such a RAS client, assuming it is configured properly to view the browse list in Network Neighborhood, sees the LAN clients and also sees itself in the browse list.
For additional information about browsing from RAS clients, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/150800/EN-US/ )Domain Browsing with TCP/IP and LMHOSTS Files
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232511/EN-US/ )Client Dialup, Authentication, Browsing Using TCPIP, IPX/SPX
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/149907/EN-US/ )Browsing a Remote Network from a DUN Client Using Only TCP/IP
To cause LAN clients to be able to view RAS clients, install the NetBEUI protocol on the RAS clients and server.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
When you use only TCP/IP, HOST announcements are not broadcast to the LAN. When you use the NetBEUI protocol dial-up connection, the NetBIOS gateway forwards HOST announcements to the LAN. The NetBEUI protocol allows RAS clients to communicate with the browser servers on the LAN through the NetBIOS gateway on the RAS server. The NetBEUI protocol therefore allows RAS clients to be added to the LAN browse list.
For additional information about NetBIOS gateways, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/97559/EN-US/ )How Remote Access Service Processes Datagram Traffic
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/99145/EN-US/ )RAS RemoteListen Parameter
Article ID: 243188 - Last Review: October 22, 2013 - Revision: 1.3