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Windows 7: Homegroup Problem: Network Discovery Issue

24 Feb 2010   #31

windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem of not being able to turn on network discovery. I have tried to setup a homegroup several times to no avail. I just did a clean install of 7 Ultimate on my desktop and netbook, and an upgrade from Vista to 7 Ultimate on my laptop.
The desktop is where I have a problem. On the laptop and netbook, which are connected through a wireless router, the homegroup appears to be fine, with the Desktop and other portable visible and sharing. On the Desktop, both of the other computers show up in "network", but not in the homegroup.
I have turned on all the services suggested. I am assuming that not being able to turn on network discovery is the reason homegroup doesn't work.


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20 Mar 2010   #32

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozrack View Post
Turn on DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host services.
Where do you find these????
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20 Mar 2010   #33

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by generb77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rozrack View Post
Turn on DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host services.
Where do you find these????
you should have looked here
Homegroup Problem: Network Discovery Issue
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21 Mar 2010   #34

windows 7
 
 

I don't know exactly what I did to make the change, but I am now able to turn on Network Discovery. However, this did not fix my Homegroup problem. I can still see my desktop with both of my laptops, but cannot see either laptop with the desktop. I have turned on all services mentioned, but this doesn't help. I'm really beginning to wonder if there is any value to "Homegroups".
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08 Jun 2010   #35

Windows 7
 
 
It works

Thank you! That worked for me! You have to start and set to "Automatic" the following Services in Control panel > Administrative Tools > Services: Computer Browser , DHCP Client, DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, Network Location Awareness, Remote Procedure Call (RPC), Server, SSDP Discovery, TCP/IP NetBIOS, UPnP Device Host and Workstation.


I had all those services started but "Function Discovery Resource Publication, and it finally worked!
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01 Jan 2012   #36

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by endu View Post
I've tried it in both settings (it is currently set to the second option). I actually have got it working right now, here is what I did.

I went to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services. I found that SSDP Discovery service was set to "Disabled". I haven't had any reason to change services, so apparently it was set that way by default. After setting the service to "Automatic" and starting it, I was able to set Network Discovery to "on" successfully.

Wow, thank you so very much for this... I had the same problem for months and I was getting really fed up with my laptop. I just thought it was my windows 7 being stupid. But thanks for this it definitely solved my problem.
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