Error 6118: "The List of Servers for This Workgroup..."

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When you issue a NET VIEW command from the MS-DOS prompt, the following error message appears:
Error 6118: The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.
If you try to browse in Windows 3.1 File Manager or Print Manager, no browse list is available.


Your workgroup name is different than your domain name.

The NET VIEW command sends out a Status Query (0x03) to the client computer's workgroup name. Even if your client computer is not a member of a workgroup, the workgroup name is queried. If your client computer is a member of a domain, the domain name is queried. If your workgroup name is different than your domain name, the browse master never responds and the 6118 error appears.


Edit the SYSTEM.INI file in the network directory (usually C:\NET), do NOT edit the Windows SYSTEM.INI file (usually in the C:\WINDOWS directory).

In the [network] section you will find entries for "workgroup=" and "logondomain=." These entries should be the same, both using the domain name.


Article ID: 139910 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
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