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When you run Network Map on a Windows Vista-based computer, computers that are running Windows XP do not appear on the network diagram.
Note This article describes an update that will make 32-bit Windows XP-based computers appear in Network Map on Windows Vista-based computers. For more information about how to set up or to troubleshoot networking between Windows Vista and Windows XP, see the "More Information" section.
This problem occurs if the Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder component is not installed on the Windows XP-based computer.
Network Map in Windows Vista makes network diagrams of the connections between network devices that can be used to troubleshoot connectivity problems. Network Map uses a discovery protocol called Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) that queries other devices on the network to determine how the network is organized.
Windows Vista includes the software components that implement the LLTD protocol. For other devices on the network to be displayed on the map, they must enable a discovery protocol that can respond to the mapping requests from the Windows Vista-based computer.
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Hotfix for Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
To resolve this problem, install the hotfix that is described in this section. The hotfix installs the LLTD Responder component on Windows XP-based computers.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
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To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP SP3 installed on a 32-bit computer.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Update replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about how to set up or to troubleshoot networking between Windows Vista and Windows XP, visit the following Microsoft Web sites.
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