Not exactly the answer, but this led to the solution. Network discovery, which allows you to see other computers and devices on a network and allows other network users to see your computer, is on by default, but you can't create or join a homegroup. No matter what settings I use in Local Security Policy Network List Manager Policies, I cannot change the settings in Network and Sharing Center, even with Admin privilege. I have tried the suggestions in this article, but my locations already show the domain, so I didn't need to change location. I have considered doing a Win 7 Repair Install to fix whatever network configuation problems I am unable to access.
This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Windows shows you the Network and Sharing Center. The post on Jan 28, 2015 by BennyPootron led me to the solution. To change your Network Location there are a few extra steps. Not exactly the answer, but this led to the solution. Basically there needs to be a way to identify stub networks, they exist everywhere and are often there by design. Windows Firewall plugs almost all its openings and protects its internal programs for being connected to potentially hostile network.
Public: 0, Private: 1, Domain: 2. Longhorn Network Location Awareness Service Thanks. I can change the Location type of Unidentified Network in the Network List Manager Policies. Do you have any idea what the update might have changed or defaulted on these desktops? From here, you can manipulate Wireless networks. Of course the default should be idiot proof.
Under active connections double click the icon left of your network name: 3. It's going to be an all or nothing move. Both on same network, mask. Many thanks to BennyPootron for the insight to a solution. Select a location that fits your network location needs. There are no group policies.
In Windows 7 and 8, if you want to change the Network Location, you would do 3 things. The Network location on each shows the domain with the domain name. Based on the network location you choose, Windows automatically assigns a state to the network and sets the appropriate Windows Firewall and security settings for that type of network location. The Network location on each shows the domain with the domain name. I have Googled but the way it shows how to do it is not available to me! The following window should appear. To Set Network Location in Network and Sharing Center 1.
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to change the network location of a network adapter. Domain network - This option is used for domain networks such as those at enterprise workplaces. This is the way to change the location: 1 Go to Start and click on Control Panel. You can choose this type for home networks or when you know and trust the people and devices on the network. You can change the network location anytime.
When done, close the Network and Sharing Center. Step 1 — Open Network and Sharing Center In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to set a network location to Home in windows 7. Even then, the local default user profile is used to create the temporary profile. Basically, instead of following best practices and securing the machines properly, they were locked down so tight that in order to move anything directly from one machine to another - network admin or not - you had to sneakernet it. I am having problems with devices seeing each other especially my server and sharing resources files and printing. If mapped drive fails to appear, first thing to do make sure the policy has been applied correctly to the user account. In the left pane, click on Computer Configuration, then Windows Settings.
Right now the ports look like Hubbard's cupboards because I disconnected a couple of computers This is what it looked like while I was trying to figure out the problem before giving up Hi Brink, You were always a huge help on the Seven site. When done, you can delete the downloaded. The only one that works for me is the one to set unidentified networks to private. I have tried the suggestions in this article, but my locations already show the domain, so I didn't need to change location. You can use the same process for changing any network type. This example shows how you can map this network folder to the domain joined machine. Having said that it's not a gaping security hole, just not perfect.
To do this on your local server , follow these steps: 1. Group Policy My Documents redirection for Windows 7 There are two Group Policy locations you'll want to check out to address this problem. Steve Buckley It is not really a workaround. If you need to change it, just click on that location. To log on to any computer in the workgroup, you must have an account on that computer.