Cannot see all Windows servers in File Explorer

A M Harvey 0 Reputation points
2023-01-20T17:05:11.66+00:00

Hi

I have three Windows 2019 Servers in a network, SRVDC, SRVA and SRVB. The SRVDC is a domain controller and in File explorer it can see SRVA and SRVB. SRVA can see itself and SRVDC, SRVB can see itself and SRVDC. I have checked that necessary services are running. Any idea why this would be?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2023-01-20T17:08:11.2433333+00:00

    For the newer OS's enabling network discovery may help.

    Check these services are started on all members DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery UPnP Device Host and also check the firewalls allow Network Discovery for the network profile you're using (in my example below using domain).

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  2. A M Harvey 0 Reputation points
    2023-01-20T17:17:57.21+00:00

    Thank you David, I had already tried your suggestions before posting my problem, and I can confirm that all elements are set as you suggest.

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP
    2023-01-20T17:23:54.9033333+00:00

    Something here could also help.

    https://woshub.com/network-computers-not-showing-windows-10/

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  4. A M Harvey 0 Reputation points
    2023-01-23T15:06:12.01+00:00

    Hi David

    I have reviewed the woshub document, and have considered some of the options without faithfully following at all, as many elements are not appropriate for Windows Server 2019, which these three servers are. There, as yet, are no other client machines involved. The problem still continues.

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