edited for clarity-
Over the course of the past month our dell d620 xp laptops have stopped displaying the workgroup that they are members of in the add printer wizard browse window.
You can still access the shared printers to add them by using the run line \\computer name and then selecting the shared printer.
You can do the same thing from the connect to this printer option in add printer wizard.
If you try to browse for the printer it does not display the workgroup, though it does display the local domains and would let you search them.
The failure to show the workgroup in the add printer browse window also happens offsite where the domain is not available.
They used to work fine and normally displayed the workgroup before.
If you go to network places and view workgroup computers they show up there as well.
It just seems to be an issue in the add printer wizard.
Is there a recent xp update that could have caused this?
Does anyone know where the browser part of the wizard gets its selections from?
It has happened on too many laptops to be an isolated registry corruption issue