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Windows 7: Windows 7 Sharing Not working please help

24 Nov 2010   #1
arkay

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Windows 7 Sharing Not working please help

Hello,

I have a home network with a 2008 R1 domain and 2 Windows 7 workstations 64 bit. I have created thousands of shares in my time but this one machine i can't figure out whats wrong.

When I create a share on one of the Windows 7 pc's i cannot browse to it from any other machine. \\machinename or \\machinename\sharename I get "The network path was not found". I have also tried via IP Address.

I have been through the forums and tried setting the settings as recommended in Network and Sharing Center, I have tried some recommended reg settings, I have changed my local security settings, I have disabled my windows firewall, I have disabled antivirus and stuff. Nothing seems to work.

I can browse just fine to the other windows7 pc. I can also RDP to both boxes. And I can connect to the share from itself.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


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24 Nov 2010   #2
arkay

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24 Nov 2010   #3
Anak

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Hi! arkay, welcome to W7F

That's great that you were able to figure it out. Just out of curiosity what steered you to go a little farther with checking the services?

Then when you went to the link you provided.....You checked on one of the KB articles?

That is what I did, and found that MS suggests to check for an upgrade to the Endpoint program. Will you be considering the upgrade?
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24 Nov 2010   #4
arkay

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I found the KB and gave it a try. I just now uninstalled and reinstalled Symantec and everything seems to be functioning with everything enabled.
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25 Nov 2010   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Great! I know the feeling, I just upgraded my intel chipset drivers, and some minor annoyances have settled down.

Wish you luck, and a Happy Thanksgiving!
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25 Nov 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkay View Post
I was about to mention that most likely your A/V software is causing the problem. Although most don't believe me when I say that it's true in most cases. Glad you got the problem sorted out Arkay.
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