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Explore Tree Only Instead of the Forest

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How it worked in XP on a PC joined to our domain - We would right click on Start, choose explore from the pop-up menu, and then click My Network Places, and then we would choose our domain under our coporate offices forest. As soon as you clicked on our domain, all of our PCs started popping up.

How it works in Vista - We right click the Windows icon, chose explore from the pop-up menu, and then click Network. For some reason, we don't have the option to drill all the way down to our local domain so the window on the right starts populating with every PC under our Corporate office. We are only the third largest gaming industry in the world so you can only imagine how long it takes before we can see our own PCs.

Is there a way to have it search the local domain only instead of just the forsest?

After it completes the extremely long search, we can put the PCs in order by domain (called workgroup on the Vista tab for some reason) to put our PCs together as a group, but you can only do that after it searches and discovers every computer in our forest.

Please help.


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