Windows 2016 – Computer Browser Service Missing ?

Compared to older versions of Windows Server some services are missing like :

Computer Browser Service

Network Discovery Service

Making that you don’t see the computers available in your network by default …

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Solution :

Make sure that the SHARING options for the DOMAIN profile is turned on !

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Next check that the DNS Client Service is running

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Next check that the Function Discovery Resource Publication Service is running

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Next check that the SSD Discovery Service is running

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Make sure the Firewall is allowing network discovery

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Network Discovery" new enable=Yes

Go and check again to what is appearing now…

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If it does not work you can try turning on the UPnP Device Host Service. Which I don’t recommend since UPnP can be a weak spot in your network…

Enjoy!

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