we have a LAN of windows xp machines all in the same workgroup. Most of the machines have several shared directories, with RW access from anyone on the network. Mapped drives are not being used.
The problem is that every so often, for any given machine, the shares disappear from the "My Network Places": the workgroup still appears, but has no shares listed. Sometimes it returns of its own accord, and/or after mapping a network drive. It's driving me bananas.
Anyone know what's going on, and how to fix it?