Display the Network Map

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 7

You can use this procedure to display the Network Map.

The Network Map allows you to see the devices on your local subnet, and how they are connected to each other and to the Internet. The computer on which you generate the map is displayed in the upper left corner. Other computers on your subnet are listed to the left. Infrastructure devices, such as switches, hubs, and gateways to other networks are shown to the right.

Any user account can be used to complete this procedure.

To display the Network Map

  1. Start Network and Sharing Center.

  2. On the right side of the Status section, click View full map.


In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, click See full map.

Additional considerations

By default, the Network Map works only on a network with a location type of Private or Home. Network Map does not display network or device information for networks that have a Public or Domain location type, unless your configuration includes the following requirements:

  • The Group Policy settings for Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) are enabled.

  • The LLTD Responder is installed.

  • Print and File Sharing are not blocked by Windows Firewall or third party firewall software.

See Also


Manage the Network Icon, Network Location, and Network Map
Administer Network and Sharing Center