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Windows 7: Trying to setup a Home Group - keep banging hy head against the wall


02 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Trying to setup a Home Group - keep banging hy head against the wall

Over the last few days I've been browsing this forum trying to sort out why I can't setup a Home Group, I've read a lot of suggestions and tried them, to speed thing up a bit I thought I would ask the brains trust where I should go from here.

Below is a list showing what I've done already.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, AVG virus software
Switched Off Firewall - No Change

"Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" ticked
Turned Off Firewall

Home group troubleshooter - This computer is not connected to a Home group

services.msc
Peer Networking Identity Manager Started
Peer Networking Grouping Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start
Dependant on - Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Peer Networking Identity Manager

Peer Name Resolution Protocol error 0x80630203
Dependant on - Peer Networking Identity Manager

PNRP Machine Name Publication Service Publication Service Error: 1068 The dependency service or group failed to start
Dependent on - Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Peer Networking Identity Manager

DHCP Client Started
DNS Client Started
Network Connections Started
Network Location Awareness Started
Server Started
WLAN Autoconfig Started
Workstation Started

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Advanced sharing settings
Turn On Network Discovery
Turn On File and Printer Sharing
Turn On sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public Folder
Media Streaming on On
Use 128-bit encryption to help protect file sharing connections
Allow Windows to manage home group connections
Turn On password protected sharing
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roll back my restore point - No Change

"C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking\idstore.sst" deleted
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys Deleted
sfc/scannow Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service

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I'm at my limit ... any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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03 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I'm not sure what the problem might be at this point but the Windows firewall needs to be turned on.

Try going through the Homegroup trouble shooter first, let me know if you spot any problems.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek

If you can't pass the sfc /scannow system file check then you won't get far here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 
no homegroup

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Mutt View Post
Over the last few days I've been browsing this forum trying to sort out why I can't setup a Home Group, I've read a lot of suggestions and tried them, to speed thing up a bit I thought I would ask the brains trust where I should go from here.

Below is a list showing what I've done already.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, AVG virus software
Switched Off Firewall - No Change

"Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" ticked
Turned Off Firewall

Home group troubleshooter - This computer is not connected to a Home group

services.msc
Peer Networking Identity Manager Started
Peer Networking Grouping Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start
Dependant on - Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Peer Networking Identity Manager

Peer Name Resolution Protocol error 0x80630203
Dependant on - Peer Networking Identity Manager

PNRP Machine Name Publication Service Publication Service Error: 1068 The dependency service or group failed to start
Dependent on - Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Peer Networking Identity Manager

DHCP Client Started
DNS Client Started
Network Connections Started
Network Location Awareness Started
Server Started
WLAN Autoconfig Started
Workstation Started

_____________________________________________________________
Advanced sharing settings
Turn On Network Discovery
Turn On File and Printer Sharing
Turn On sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public Folder
Media Streaming on On
Use 128-bit encryption to help protect file sharing connections
Allow Windows to manage home group connections
Turn On password protected sharing
_______________________________________________________________
roll back my restore point - No Change

"C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking\idstore.sst" deleted
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys Deleted
sfc/scannow Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service

__________________________

I'm at my limit ... any ideas?
Have you looked at your services to see if anything is disabled? One thing you might want to check is HomeGroup Listener, and HomeGroup Provider. Network related, Computer Browser, etc...As well as previously mentioned, make sure your firewall is ON.
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03 Nov 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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