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Windows 7: Homegroup issues with new pc, but problem seems to be with old desktop

12 Jul 2015   #1
johny3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Homegroup issues with new pc, but problem seems to be with old desktop

hi all

I recently purchased a new sager laptop. I have been working on cleaning up duplicate files on my drives on my desktop so did not worry about my sager being on the homegroup.

So last week I decided to set up the sager on the home group. I discovered that I could not get the sager access to any other files on the network and also the desktop could not access the files on the sager. The exception to this was the public folder set of folders.

I changed all of the permissions (I think) to the proper settings on both computers and thought I was fine. I went to get into the homegroup today and ended up getting an error on the destkop that the home group could not be started. I went into the services program and discovered that all of the services for the homegroup were set to manual. I set them to automatic. I accidentally changed one of the services (peer network group) to local system. I am not sure what I was thinking. Anyway, when I try to change it back, it says that the password is not a valid password.
So we have a few issues to deal with.
1. I cannot figure out what the password would be for local service log on under the options for the peer networking group
2. Why are the permissions seemingly not working when the sager and desktop try to access each others files.

I would totally be fine with turning off the home group and restarting it if we can reset the associated services. Of note, the old laptop cannot even join the home group, which makes sense since the desktop was running it.

1. Is this a wired or wireless connection issue?
desktop - wired
laptop - wireless


2. Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
verizon FIOS

3. What type of Broadband connection are you using?
FIOS

4. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo
verizon actiontec MI 424-wr rev 4 (bridge mode I think)
-- asus rt ac66r

5. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software installed from the problematic computer
desktop - malaware bytes, panda free AV, microsoft sec essentials. I also do scans with superantispyware
laptop - malaware bytes, panda free av, ms sec essentials. I also do scans with superantispyware

6. How to run and post an ipconfig /all output of the computer(s) in question for review.

desktop:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MININT-80L5QSD
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-4D-A2-DD-DE-25
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f178:2454:c814:2991%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.159(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 12, 2015 7:12:13 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 13, 2015 7:12:12 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 250629538
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-26-B2-F5-F0-4D-A2-DD-DE-25
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Ceton InfiniTV Network Device
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-2C-FF-FF-FF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::80f5:36c7:c75b:6840%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.200.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 12, 2015 7:12:13 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 22, 2015 7:12:12 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.200.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 402661932
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-26-B2-F5-F0-4D-A2-DD-DE-25
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{3189AB16-AE40-41E5-BC0C-CE3CF2547892}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.local:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


Will post laptop one when we get that far.


thank you very much!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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14 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As long as PC and laptop see each other in network, the above info is unnecessary.

On laptop, make sure the network is set as Home/Private.

First, Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7 download the reg file for Peer Networking Grouping and right click-merge it. Hopefully, it will reset the account too. You don't even need this service for Homegroup.

You will need the following as started for homegroup:
- Computer Browser
- DHCP Client
- DNS Client
- Network Connections
- Network Location Awareness
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- Server
- TCP/IP Netbios helper
- Workstation
-- Start one by one if above doesn't help
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host
- IPsec

Most of these should already be started, (in my homegroup I had to enable a few of the above manually to make auto-discovery work).

Also on your desktop go into Advanced Sharing Settings (Network and Sharing Center) and check the options:
- Turn on network discovery
- Turn on file and printer sharing
- Use 128-bit...
- Turn on password protected sharing
- Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections
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14 Jul 2015   #3
johny3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

thanks, will do this when I get home later and report back
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14 Jul 2015   #4
johny3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hi
I did all that and now
- both computers are in the homegroup
- both computers can see the other network resources like myditto

The only thing I cannot figure out (and I feel silly) is how to set the sharing username and password. I have no problem turning password sharing off but I guess better security is better

thanks
I googled, no where can I find how to actually set the password
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14 Jul 2015   #5
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, if all is working now and you don't want password sharing you can disable it (on all machines I believe).
If not, you have to provide a user account that is set on the PC you are trying to access. (i.e., if you are trying to access laptop from desktop, then supply an account name/password that was set on the laptop. And vice versa.)

You shouldn't need an additional password when in a homegroup though, only password is the homegroup password which you already provided while joining it. Are you being asked one?
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14 Jul 2015   #6
johny3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Well, if all is working now and you don't want password sharing you can disable it (on all machines I believe).
If not, you have to provide a user account that is set on the PC you are trying to access. (i.e., if you are trying to access laptop from desktop, then supply an account name/password that was set on the laptop. And vice versa.)

You shouldn't need an additional password when in a homegroup though, only password is the homegroup password which you already provided while joining it. Are you being asked one?
hi
Looks like the laptop was not in the homegroup.
so back to that part,
it gives this error after I put in the password
"a homegroup cannot be set up on this computer"

Sorry I thought it had joined. That is why it was asking for a password.


I think the reason the myditto can be seen is that it is open on the whole network not just solely on the homegroup (which the desktop is).
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14 Jul 2015   #7
johny3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

One thing of note, when I merged the registry values it states not all elements could be merged as some were in use. Not sure if that matters.
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14 Jul 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try merging in Safe Mode.

Hmm, the error makes me think you are trying to create a new homegroup on the laptop. No option to join one?

Also noticed that my list of services doesn't include homegroup ones, add to the list:
- Homegroup Listener
- Homegroup Provider

Make sure all services are running, check them again and if they fail to start - change startup type to automatic. Restart desktop and then the laptop after checking services.
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14 Jul 2015   #9
johny3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hi
re: merge
the peer networking group file gave the same error in safe mode with networking off for the laptop
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try Safe Mode, not with networking I thought it was the desktop, doesn't matter though. If still doesn't work, try stopping the service and merging. If that fail too, you can try a System Restore to a prior date to changing the service.
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