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Windows 7: One computer on homegroup unable to connect to other PC's


04 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
One computer on homegroup unable to connect to other PC's

I am having an issue with a small network I have. I have 6 computers that are all running windows 7 pro or ultimate. We are all connected via a home group. All are able to connect to each other except one.

I get and error that says

"\\pcname is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The specified network provider name is invalid"

This is also causing me not able to connect to any network shared drive, while all the other computers are able to access them.

I have already done the troubleshooting guide for the home group. rejoined the home group. so anything would be helpful.

If this helps at all, this all started when adobe bonjour decided to freak out and not allow me to connect to any network resources. To resolve that i was forced to uninstall bonjour. This issue was only cause by Adobe CS3, which i have, and i have not reinstalled adobe CS3 as of yet.

At this point i do not have a restore point to refer back to so I am sunk there.

Please any help would be wonderful


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04 May 2011   #2

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Hi Customfig,

On the computer that is having issues, do you have everything configured in Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings as I have shown?


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05 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I do have it exactly like that.
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05 May 2011   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Are they all on the same workgroup (name) ?


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05 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes we are all on the same workgroup.
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05 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Did the clock on the affected PC get changed? I know having the wrong date/time on a PC will keep if from joining a homegroup (Gives you an Incorrect Password Error for some odd reason instead of something helpful), just not sure if a date/time change would cause a machine to not connect to a previously connected homegroup.
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05 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Do you get this error on one machine while trying to access any other machine on the network? Or do you get it when any other machine on the network tries to acess that one machine? And is the one machine that is the problem, or the focus of the problem, the one that had bonjour on it?
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05 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

So we are all on the same time and just verified all computers have the same time.

So the error comes from that one computer. It can not access any network resources. So if i wanted to go to the public folders on another computer it would not allow me with the above error message. If i try to access a share folder on a server, same error.

If a computer tries to connect to my problem child computer, it connects just fine.

The the problem child computer that had the bonjour issue cant access others while others can access it.
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05 May 2011   #9

windows 7 32/64 bit
 
 

I kind of have the same issue. Is there a way to disable security completely between computers on peer-to-peer network?
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05 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

And thank you all for any help you can give.
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