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Windows 7: Network problems?? HUGE FIND!

14 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Network problems?? HUGE FIND!

I was about to blow my brains out looking for a solution to my networking problems when a co-worker of mine found a solution. When ever I tried to map a windows 7 drive from my XP rig and entered my user name and password it simply changed the user to %computername%\user name and did nothing.......Anyone else having this issue, give this a try...it worked for me instantly

Forgive me for simplifying the instructions...Im sure there are those not familiar with the registry.

Click "start" and type "regedit" \ enter

When the registry editor is active, navigate to the following:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

right click in the right pane and select new, 32bit D-word

name it "LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy"


double click it and change the value to "1"

click ok, close the registry editor and reboot...hopefully your woes are gone!!

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14 Dec 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks for the heads up!! +rep
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14 Dec 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Here is another one of those registry fixes that nobody should have to mess with just to get networking or homegroup to work properly.

I found a reference in the MS knowledge base.
You won't believe this.
You have to set the disabled items registry key to 0
But..... if it hasn't got one ( mine didn't) you have to create one first and then set it to zero!!!!!!

Or in Microsoft speak - if nothing is disabled everything is disabled unless you tell it that nothing is disabled.

In technical terms;
regedit
hkey-local machine\system\currentcontrolset\services\tcpip6\parameters
Then you have to set the DisabledComponents Dword to 0
And if there isn't a disabled components dword you have to create one and then set it to zero.
Hey everyone! I was having the same problem but I found a solution. Apparently, not sure why, but Windows did not change the settings in the registry after enabling IPv6. I found a solution over here.

For anyone else having this problem:


1. Click Start. Search for run and press enter. In the field, type regedit and press OK.

2. In the registry, navigate to the following key.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
\SYSTEM
\CurrentControlSet
\Services
\Tcpip6
\Parameters
3. In the right pane, right-click on “DisabledComponents” and select modify. In the value data field, type “0″ (without quotations) and press OK. If the value was set to ``FF``, it was turned off.
4. Reboot your computer and it should work. It did for me.
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