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Windows 7: i can"t turn on network discovery

25 Nov 2009   #21
adicontakt

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

remeber to have an username and password on the computer that have windows 7


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28 Feb 2010   #22
dr0z

win 7
 
 

hey

i was haveing the same problem, i don't use karsparesky or what ever.. here's what worked for me.. i went into services and looked for potential network related services that were disabled .. after a little trail and error i narrowed it down to the tcp netbios helper service .. so i made it autostart .. and rebooted and behold all my network stuff appeared.. i don't use home groups as i have a very wide selection of linux win 2000 and network hard drives and network printers .. and now i can see them all .. interestingly enough they could see the win 7 box the whole time, but the win 7 couldn't see them till i change that value..

hope this helps

-dr0z
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06 Dec 2010   #23
archangel201086

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
 
 
Thanks!

Thank you so much for your solution. I had the same problem and your idea to turn on the disabled service fixed it. Thanks!
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10 Dec 2010   #24
dr0z

win 7
 
 

hey

your welcome glade i could help
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29 Dec 2010   #25
gtroop

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dr0z View Post
hey

i was haveing the same problem, i don't use karsparesky or what ever.. here's what worked for me.. i went into services and looked for potential network related services that were disabled .. after a little trail and error i narrowed it down to the tcp netbios helper service .. so i made it autostart .. and rebooted and behold all my network stuff appeared.. i don't use home groups as i have a very wide selection of linux win 2000 and network hard drives and network printers .. and now i can see them all .. interestingly enough they could see the win 7 box the whole time, but the win 7 couldn't see them till i change that value..

hope this helps

-dr0z
I have a similar problem but wasn't helped by the above solution. In my case the workstation service is disabled and I cannot enable it due to dependencies.

Found out that the Alerter and Messenger Services are missing (not only disabled) and the Workstation service depends on these.

Do you know how to restore them?
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05 Jan 2011   #26
dr0z

win 7
 
 
alerter and workstation

hi

i would go to control panel programs windows feature's .. try uninstalling and reinstalling workstation services .. if you get no joy you may be able to work around it by temporarily enabling the internet information service .. as this should by default reinstall most of your network dependicie's

-dr0z

ps: as an after thought the .net framework also runs this same system tree line so you may have problem's in that
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18 Oct 2011   #27
Evil Prince

W7 Pro 64
 
 
Turning On Network Discovery

ALL of the following services MUST be started and running:

DNS Client
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
PnP-X IP Bus Enumerator
SSDP Discovery
UPnP Device Host

What are 'Services'? Type services.msc . Be aware that getting antsy and turning services on and off at will because you think you're a computer expert now can give you a world of hurtin'. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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