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Cannot Browse Network by Using Entire Network in My Network Places
Article ID: 256235 - View products that this article applies to.
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When you attempt to browse your network by opening Entire Network in My Network Places, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to Browse Network
Windows is unable to gain access to the network. This may be for a number of reasons. For more information, click Help.
This error message occurs in Windows Millennium Edition (Me) if File and Printer Sharing is not installed and the computer is a member of a workgroup that does not have a browse master.
Note that this behavior does not affect other network functionality. You can still connect to network resources by using a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) resource name (\\computername\sharename).
To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods.
Method 2Change to a workgroup that contains a browse master (any computer with File and Printer Sharing installed):
Article ID: 256235 - Last Review: January 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.2