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How to search for a computer on the network?

    How to search for a computer on the network?

    A. To search for a known computer
    1. Click Start and click Search.
    2. Click Computers or people.
    3. Click A Computer on the network.
    4. Type in the name of the known computer in the text box and click Search.

    B. To search for an unkown computer
    * In a workgroup environment
    1. Start My Network Places.
    2. From the Network Tasks menu, click View workgroup computers.

    * In a domain environment
    1. Start My Network Places.
    2. Double-click View Network Connections and double-click Microsoft Windows Network.
    3. Double-click one of the domain name that the unknown computer is in.

    For more information, please refer to the following solution in Microsoft's technical support website.
    Article ID: Q308887
    Last Modified: November 02, 2001
    Title: HOW TO Search for a computer on the network in Windows XP.