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Chapter 3. Network Access Annoyances > FINDING COMPUTERS ON YOUR NETWORK

FINDING COMPUTERS ON YOUR NETWORK

WINDOWS HAS A WINDOW FOR YOUR NETWORK

The Annoyance:

There's no easy, intuitive way to see all the remote computers on my network. Why doesn't the Programs menu list commands such as "Go to Computer Named Charlie?"

The Fix:

Imagine working in a large company with 100,000 computers on the network. If the Programs menu listed all the computers on the network, you could have Charlie 1 all the way up to Charlie 145. Which computer belongs to which Charlie? Not very practical. Instead, Windows provides special windows that make it easy to see all the computers on your network. The name of the window depends on your version of Windows:


  

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