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Windows 7: Can you "refresh" your LAN?

28 Mar 2010   #21
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Hey Chev - Thanks for the reply.

I've just finished reading some stuff about LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and it seems that what this does is disable the UAC Remote Restrictions, allowing unlimited network access to administrative shares.

Do you think that this fix creates a potential security vulnerability?
No I don't see it as a problem. Do you want the problem fixed or not? If so follow advice please. This advice has already worked on countless machines and nobody complained about security problems.


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28 Mar 2010   #22
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hey Chev - no offense intended. It's good to know that it will work. It is even better to know why it works! I will give it a go.
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30 Mar 2010   #23
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Most routers have DNS servers in them, these days.

My solution to the problem was to simply make my own network shortcuts right in my home folder... One for each computer. The shortcuts have the added advantage that clicking them will actually wake the computer from standby...
Hey Tater, that was the winner (for me). Simple and non-invasive. Works great. I put the shortcut in my Videos folder, I click on it and I'm there, plus XP computer shows up in WE with all the shares, plus it kicks the XP out of standby. Nice.
Thanks Again
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31 Mar 2010   #24
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Hey Tater, that was the winner (for me). Simple and non-invasive. Works great. I put the shortcut in my Videos folder, I click on it and I'm there, plus XP computer shows up in WE with all the shares, plus it kicks the XP out of standby. Nice.
Thanks Again
No problem, mate...

Of course if you want it in with other content, as you described, you could also make a shortcut directly to the Videos share on the other computer. The result will be the same ... wake the computer, etc. but it will go directly to the right share, making it seem just like another folder to anyone using the computer. That would eliminate the need to open the computer then select the right share...

For example: if the other computer is named fred and the videos are in a share named movies, the command line in the shortcut would say \\fred\movies

One of the problems I've noticed on these forums (and several others) is a bunch of guys who head off to Wikipedia or other such places, search for keywords from your message and then come back here acting all expert, giving you complex advice they've never even tried... It all sounds nice and plausible but most times it's just hollow theory talking. In another thread about te same problem, one of the guys has the poor fellow off looking for MAC addresses and specialized software to do this same very simple thing...

I like Occams Razor... The simplest answer is usually the right one.
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31 Mar 2010   #25
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Hey Chev - Thanks for the reply.

I've just finished reading some stuff about LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy and it seems that what this does is disable the UAC Remote Restrictions, allowing unlimited network access to administrative shares.

Do you think that this fix creates a potential security vulnerability?
No I don't see it as a problem. Do you want the problem fixed or not? If so follow advice please. This advice has already worked on countless machines and nobody complained about security problems.
Why does this guy need to hack his registry when a simple shortut to the machine will solve his problem? Enabling administrative shares is not going to wake the machine out of standby for him. He simply needs the means to probe the other computer... and clicking a shortcut to the machine, which causes a request for directory contents, is going to do that... without degrading the security of the host machine.
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31 Mar 2010   #26
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
No problem, mate...

Of course if you want it in with other content, as you described, you could also make a shortcut directly to the Videos share on the other computer. The result will be the same ... wake the computer, etc. but it will go directly to the right share, making it seem just like another folder to anyone using the computer. That would eliminate the need to open the computer then select the right share...

For example: if the other computer is named fred and the videos are in a share named movies, the command line in the shortcut would say \\fred\movies

One of the problems I've noticed on these forums (and several others) is a bunch of guys who head off to Wikipedia or other such places, search for keywords from your message and then come back here acting all expert, giving you complex advice they've never even tried... It all sounds nice and plausible but most times it's just hollow theory talking. In another thread about te same problem, one of the guys has the poor fellow off looking for MAC addresses and specialized software to do this same very simple thing...

I like Occams Razor... The simplest answer is usually the right one.
Shortcut directly to the folder - that's what I did.

I'm a veteran of Usenet and Newsgroups. I learned a long time ago that when some authoritative poster tells you to "delete your System32 folder and reboot" you just might want to check that out first!
(not that Chev's post was anything like that!)

Thanks again.
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31 Mar 2010   #27
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Shortcut directly to the folder - that's what I did.

I'm a veteran of Usenet and Newsgroups. I learned a long time ago that when some authoritative poster tells you to "delete your System32 folder and reboot" you just might want to check that out first!
(not that Chev's post was anything like that!)

Thanks again.
Well, I didn't want to name names because I really do think the people here are trying their very hardest to be helpful... But as I said, the simplest solution is almost always the best.

I have shortcuts like that all over my system... For example: when I open my Programming folder I'm faced with a set of folders for the projects I'm working on and after that links to help files, examples,tutorials, IDEs and compilers. If I open a given folder I expect everything I need to be right there and handy.

Another thing many seem to miss is that if you open your User folder (the one with your name on it) you can move the folders in there to different locations and you can make your own shortcuts right in that folder. It's a lot more useful than most people seem to think it is.

Glad you got it working to satisfaction.
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01 Oct 2011   #28
kim rowden

win7
 
 
fix for LAN refresh

I found that having both IPV6 and IPv4 enabled for the network adapter caused Win7 to try IPv6 first - which slowed things down tremendously.

Win7 is extremely long-winded about getting to the right settings panel but:
Right click Network | click Properties | click Change Adapter Settings | right click your adapter and click properties

When I unchecked IPv6 the refresh in Windows Explorer (using IPv4) was instantaneous!

-Kim
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