December 6th, 2016, 10:32 AM
network place computers often appear and disappear. please help me out how to resolve.
December 6th, 2016, 12:22 PM
Additional information is needed.
What version(s) of Windows are on the various computers?
How are the various computers connected to the network - wired or wireless connections?
Are they all connected to the same router or switch?
December 6th, 2016, 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by jdc2000
Thanks for mail
All are running on Windows 7
No 4systems are connected one switch another four systems are connected another switch
Four systems joined domain another 4systems as work group
Not manual up address
I am facing this issue in this environment
December 6th, 2016, 06:56 PM
That information is helpful. Assuming that the computers are not disappearing from Network Places simply because they are turned off, we now have some additional questions:
Are the computers that experience this issue only the workgroup computers?
Are you attempting to access the domain computers from the workgroup computers?
Are you attempting to access the workgroup computers from the domain computers?
Normally, if you want to share files between computers over the network, the computers are either all on a domain or they are all on a workgroup.
December 6th, 2016, 09:20 PM
yes we are facing this issue where workgroup computers
yes vice versa ..... domain users are facing issue when try to open network places computers appear and disappears randomly and work group users same facing issue access the domain computers
December 7th, 2016, 11:00 AM
What happens if you create a mapped drive on one computer that connects to another? Does it still work and provide access even when that computer that the mapped drive connects to disappears from Network Places?
December 7th, 2016, 08:24 PM
yes sir we have mapped some driver which comes red cross mark appear after it takes some time will appear again
December 8th, 2016, 01:30 AM
If the mapped drive is showing a red X, try a ping of the IP address for that PC. If all packets are lost, I would suspect you have a hardware problem, possibility with the network switch. You would want to also look at the activity lights on the switch to check for a connection and activity. If you have a spare switch, you should try swapping out the one on the network segment you are having issues with.
December 8th, 2016, 01:03 PM
system ip address pinging when i saw the red mark, it works fine sir
Originally Posted by jdc2000
December 8th, 2016, 01:19 PM
If a ping to the IP address of the computer that shows an X in Network Places works, what happens if you enter the IP address of that computer into a Windows Explorer window? Can you connect to the computer using that method?
Example - If you double click on Computer, you would enter the string below into the drop-down box that says "Computer" to access the folders on the networked computer:
For a Workgroup computer (replace the 192.168.0.xxx with the actual IP address of the computer):
Possibly useful link:
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