I establish it in the workgroup using the XP wizard. It sets up the workgroup name under Microsoft Windows Networks. I see it there on #1 - big as day. I click on it and it reveals all three machines. So far so good.
After a while - maybe all day maybe several days - I lose access to the workgroup on #1. It won't stay or "stick". When this happens I get the now infamous "Workgroup not accessable. You might not have permission.... etc. etc." Strangely, I still have access to the other machine's shares. And because of this not being able to stick the shares on #1 no longer flow through to #2 or #3. I have to keep re-running the wizard to reset everything. It's OK for a while then back in the dumper...
Anybody know how to make the workgroup establish in a way that makes it "stick" so I don't have to keep running the foolish wizard, over and over???