Probably the same issue I am facing, when I try to browse the network in my win7 Ultimate desktop, it shows a yellow bar that reads Network discovery and fila sharing are turned off. And when you want to restrict access to other clients then turn Network Discovery off. Anonymous I've been having the same issue. Is Network Discovery enabled or not? This is a bug, yes? Yes, all of these conditions are met in my case too. .
Cannot turn on Network Discovery If you cannot turn on Network Discovery you may want to Run services. I too have a mix of other machines in our home that communicate just fine. As the name says, Network Discovery is a setting that lets you discover the network connection established with your computer with other computers and let the other computers view your machine. From the issue description I understand that you have issues with assessing home group on windows 7 computer. Just turns itself off all the time after I try to turn it on. I was not successful with the reg update. Step 2 Enter control panel in the Search Box.
I waste time every time I fire up a server because this type of utter stupidity. The issue is a firewall thing, but I don't know how to diagnose further, or fix it. Step 2 Then move the cursor on the bottom-right of the window screen and click the search box which is helpful to search in Windows 8. Step 3 Double-click on the Control Panel App. To troubleshoot your issue you may try the below methods one by one.
Within Windows Firewall Advanced Settings, there are no predefined rules available. The missing rules for Windows Firewall were the problem. But I was successful going into the firewall advanced settings and I added predefined rules for file sharing and network discovery. When I turn on network discovery the computer just shuts it off automatically. The machine is connected to a wireless home network, via a router.
The only way I can see the network is turn off the firewall. Needless to say I'm now in a state of trepidation, expecting this strange networking behavior to crop up every now and then without warning, and this has lowered my opinion about the stability of Windows 8. Please make sure that the startup type of the following three services could be set to Manual. In any case, Windows Firewall had amnesia about its predefined rules. But When I turn off the firewall, network discovery works. I have spent many hours scouring the Web looking for a resolution, to no avail.
If Network Discovery is enabled, sharing files and printers over a network becomes easier. Step 5 Choose the Change Advanced Sharing Settings option. Open Network and Sharing Center. I'm literally drowning in all the suggestions. By default this feature is on enabled.
I was encouraged to see this question, and very discouraged to see the same answer I've seen in countless web forum searches. There is a basic criteria for Network Discovery. If that's the answer to your question, You're Welcome. Method 1 Check if below conditions are met- a All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. Disabling Windows Firewall allows sharing. The network discovery still reverts but I can stream my video and connect to the printer as well, thanks to Genesis. Since the Fall Creators Update, this has been the case with W10 Home.
A key observation is that whenever I temporarily turn Windows Firewall off, the networking access issue goes away, and when I turn the Firewall back on the issue comes back. Let us see how to do it. Same issue, the network sharing would revert immediately. Thanks uday Thanks for the reply. To change the startup type, double-click on the service name and change accordingly. Under Network Discovery, to turn on Network Discovery check the option Turn On Network Discovery.
Here are my current settings and my followup question. I am running a new Win 2008 r2 server as a Domain Controller in Hyper-V. Not the answer you're looking for? Workgroup is the same, only difference is that desktop is cable connected and the laptop is wi-fi connected. Restoring the predefined rules, and enabling them, allowed everything to work as expected. Nework computers and devices are not visible, click to change.