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How to remove one of two networks

by gklein / January 23, 2006 2:42 AM PST

winXP Pro; pent4; 512ram;
Two home computers have been networked with a "HOME" network.

Under Microsoft Windows Network I now have a "HOME" network and a new "WORKGROUP" network not needed.

How can I remove the WORKGROUP network?

Thanks
Gene Klein, FL

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Gene, Are You Sure You Want It Gone.?..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 6:31 AM PST

The "Workgroup" network name is the default name...Did you previously have a working network by that name and if so, could you possibly need another network by that name? It would be easy to simply connect other computers using the second network IF you ever needed it.

If you want it gone, you should be able to open the "My Network Places' icon, open "Microsoft Network" then RIGHT click on the "Workgroup" listing, choose "Delete".

Or..

1) Go to Control Panel ->System and Computer Name
2) Note: The name next to Workgroup
3) Go to My Network Places and look at the two icons showing workgroups, one of them is your one.
4) Go back to Control Panel -> System and Computer name
5) Click Change and Change the Workgroup name to the name of the other workgroup
6) Reboot

Now you should only show one workgroup under Network Places

Hope this helps.

Grif

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method #1 - RIGHT click on the "Workgroup" could not delete
by gklein / January 23, 2006 7:21 AM PST

but method #2 = Change the Workgroup name to the name of the other workgroup - Reboot - - - - did remove
the connection.
Now Microsoft Network shows "Home" workgroup properly, but "Workgroup" icon still remains. However, it no longer will open. When attempting to open or explore "Workgroup" icon it runs for awhile and message says = "this workgroup is not connected"

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And Now??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 8:33 AM PST

..Have you changed the "Workgroup" name on ALL of the computers..Are any of the other machines on the network still using the "Workgroup" name? If so, change them all.

Then RESTART the machines.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Changed both computers name to "Home"
by gklein / January 23, 2006 9:17 AM PST
In reply to: And Now??

Yes Grift, both computers names are the same = "Home"
for the workgroup. The other icon "Workgroup" remains but can not open which isn't causing any problem. Thanks again for your teaching lesson.

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This one is a known "annoyance."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 23, 2006 9:31 AM PST

The phantom network will vanish in a few days or you can try opening a command line/window and issue a NET VIEW command to speed it along.

No fix is planned.

Bob

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(NT) (NT) Interesting Bob - phantom network a known "annoyance. Thanks
by gklein / January 23, 2006 10:59 AM PST
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