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Windows 7: IPv6 and Homegroup

10 Nov 2010   #1
Bill1950

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
IPv6 and Homegroup

When I try to join a homegroup with my second Win 7 to the first, I get a message that IPv6 needs to be enabled. IPv6 shows enabled on both machines. What is causing this message?


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10 Nov 2010   #2
Bill1950

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

BTW.....i losing faith in the whole Win 7 Homegroup concept. It doesn't seem any easier, if not worse that prior OSs in terms of users simplicity.
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10 Nov 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill1950 View Post
When I try to join a homegroup with my second Win 7 to the first, I get a message that IPv6 needs to be enabled. IPv6 shows enabled on both machines. What is causing this message?

This is a common problem, please follow the steps below to fix this problem.

1. Temporarily disable Firewall and third party antivirus program on the computer for a test.

2. Verify relevant services
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a. Click "Start", type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in Search Bar and press Enter.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

b. Right click the "Peer Networking Grouping" service and choose Properties.
c. Please check if the service is started; if not, please click the Start button and see if it works.
d. You may also choose Automatic next to Startup type.
e. Click OK.
f. Please repeat the above steps with another service: PNRP Machine Name Publication Service.

3. Modify IPv6 registry key to enable IPV6
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a. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters

c. Check whether the "DisabledComponents" registry key exists. If so, let's move on the next steps.

d. Double click the "DisabledComponents" registry key and modify the value to 0.

(If the key doesn't exist, please create the key above and assign the value 0)

e. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Source> HomeGroup get an error of must have IPv6 enabled
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04 Jan 2012   #4
dbvogt

Windows 7 Starter & Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Cannot disable Password window when no password

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill1950 View Post
When I try to join a homegroup with my second Win 7 to the first, I get a message that IPv6 needs to be enabled. IPv6 shows enabled on both machines. What is causing this message?

This is a common problem, please follow the steps below to fix this problem.

1. Temporarily disable Firewall and third party antivirus program on the computer for a test.

2. Verify relevant services
=========================
a. Click "Start", type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in Search Bar and press Enter.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

b. Right click the "Peer Networking Grouping" service and choose Properties.
c. Please check if the service is started; if not, please click the Start button and see if it works.
d. You may also choose Automatic next to Startup type.
e. Click OK.
f. Please repeat the above steps with another service: PNRP Machine Name Publication Service.

3. Modify IPv6 registry key to enable IPV6
==========================
a. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters

c. Check whether the "DisabledComponents" registry key exists. If so, let's move on the next steps.

d. Double click the "DisabledComponents" registry key and modify the value to 0.

(If the key doesn't exist, please create the key above and assign the value 0)

e. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

Source> HomeGroup get an error of must have IPv6 enabled
This is information I've not seen before so I'm replying to a rather old post. I have a homegroup set up on a Windows 7 desktop and the desktop's printer and CD-ROM can be accessed by a Vista PC in another room. I have a new ASUS EEE 1015PX running Windows 7 Starter that recognizes there is a homegroup but the password window pops up asking for a password. Passwords are disabled on the desktop and in setting up the Vista PC to the homegroup, it never asked for a password. I've followed the steps above with no result. Has anyone faced this problem? I need to disable the password window popping up and link to the CD to load software on the ASUS. Any suggestions?
Can I get rid of the password window?
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09 Jan 2012   #5
dbvogt

Windows 7 Starter & Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Problem solved. Have just linked to a homegroup on a desktop by the ASUS running Windows Starter. To make things simple, I had disabled the password on the desktop. A Vista PC could link to the home group this way, the ASUS could not.

I set up a password as a last resort. It worked. Apparently the ASUS or Windows Starter (or the combination) requires a password so be set up in order to join a homegroup.
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