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Windows 7 client machine cannot see the Server 2012 R2 machine.

  • Network Discovery and File & Print Sharing are both on for the server.
  • Both can ping each other.
  • Client needs to access a licence file on the server.
  • Both machines are part of the same Workgroup.

EDIT (Comment from deleted answer):

  • I can browse the shares okay and then the server appears in the Network tree in File Explorer but when we browse away from the share, the server disappears again.
  • They are on the same subnet.
  • The Windows 7 client can RDP to the server okay.
  • Both firewalls are configured as per default Windows settings.
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Is the computer on a domain with the proper workgroup? See screenshots: Click Change Settings. enter image description here

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  • Hi, neither the server nor the client machines are part of a domain but they are all joined to the same workgroup. – Rich M May 8 '14 at 18:43
  • Then the Share is working as expected. Map the Share you referred to in your Question as a network drive... – eyoung100 May 9 '14 at 14:14

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