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Windows 7: windows 7 stops sharing files

15 Mar 2010   #1

xp
 
 
windows 7 stops sharing files

I have a computer with windows 7 ultimate.

There are some shared folders and printers on this machine.
This setup looks to work fine but suddenly the sharing stops. If i reboot the pc, it works again.
The pc never goes in some kind of sleep modus.

Does somebody have an idea for a solution?

Thanks in advance

Seppe


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15 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Are you setting up a Homegroup or workgroup?
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15 Mar 2010   #3

xp
 
 

a workgroup
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15 Mar 2010   #4

 

Are you sharing drives or just folders?

If you wouldn't mind, could you explain a bit about how you are 'sharing' these directories?
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16 Mar 2010   #5

xp
 
 

I tried both, sharing drives (c and share folders (c:\data).

I can try to explain, but have to do it from my memory as I am not at the location where I have this problem.
To share I rightclick the folder, choose properties - sharing. I click on "advanced permissions" and give everyone full control.
I made sure all computers are in the workgroup "workgroup".

In the sharing options of windows 7 i turned off password protected sharing. All the rest is on if i remember well.

Is this the info you needed
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16 Mar 2010   #6

 

ok so after you shared either the drive or folder, it worked correctly?

When you noticed it 'stopped sharing' did you have any other issues? ex: no internet, error icon on your sys tray? anything like that?

Can you check your event logs in system and application? Look for red x's and tell me if you find any.
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17 Mar 2010   #7

xp
 
 

I'm not at that computer now but probably i will be able to check the eventlog tommorow.
Yes it worked after configuring the "server". When it stops working, it always works again when i reboot the server.

To make sure, you want me to check the eventlog of the client or the server?
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17 Mar 2010   #8

 

both now. Due to you having to "reboot" the 'server', then I am curious to see the 'servers' log too.
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22 Mar 2010   #9

xp
 
 

On the server i found err id 2017 with source serv.

I googled on this errcode and found it can be solved by modifying registry.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters\size was on 1 and had to be changed to 3.

It looks like it is working now.

Thanks for all your help.
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22 Mar 2010   #10

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seppe View Post
On the server i found err id 2017 with source serv.

I googled on this errcode and found it can be solved by modifying registry.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters\size was on 1 and had to be changed to 3.

It looks like it is working now.

Thanks for all your help.

Thanks for this... It may solve a problem I was having too.

update: Fixed my problem too!
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