SnapServer appears in Network Neighborhood, but connection attempts time out.

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    SnapServer appears in Network Neighborhood, but connection attempts time out

     

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    This sort of timeout problem is often caused by entering a WINS Scope address when there is no WINS Scope. (The problem can also be caused by the Windows system taking an exceptionally long time, but actually connecting.)

     

    Very few networks actually employ a WINS Scope. A WINS Scope is used on large networks to allow multiple servers on the network to have the same name, as long as they are in different areas of the network (scopes).

     

    Under most circumstances, the admin should leave the WINS Scope setting blank. There is another section (in the TCP/IP settings section) where it is appropriate to enter the WINS Server IP address. WINS Server and a WINS Scope are not the same thing. The WINS Scope setting is found in the Network Settings/Microsoft Networking/Advanced section in the browser-based Administration Tool and Assist.