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HomeGroup Listener Error -2147023143

    Question

  • I've noticed that recently, other Windows 7 computers in my network were unable to use the HomeGroup feature with the HomeGroup server I set up on my main system. Checking the services, I noticed that HomeGroup Provider was running, but HomeGroup Listener wasn't. When I tried to start it, I received a -2147023143 error. The dependencies list only cites Server, which is running. Are there any settings I need to change, services I need to run, or other things I need to do to run this service?
    Sunday, June 14, 2009 2:10 AM

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  • Have you disabled IPv6? Is your network set as a Home network? Have you tried the Homegroup troubleshooter?

    Kerry Brown MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
    Sunday, June 14, 2009 3:38 PM
  • IPv6 is enabled. The network is a Home network. How do I access the Homegroup troubleshooter?
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:34 AM
  • hi,

    u can access homegroup troubleshooter control panel - >network and internet -> homegroup -> start the home group troubleshooter.

    Another freaky attempt would be you can try attempting to delete a service using sc command.

    try this if you think the homegroup were working or is working with another pc

    take a backup of reg and use the command console to delete the service. service name for homegroup listener is "HomeGroupListener"

    sc delete HomeGroupListener

    restart the system and type the following commands

    reg copy hklm\system\ControlSet001\services\HomeGroupListener hklm\system\CurrentControlSetservices\HomeGroupListener /s/f

    the ControlSet should be determined from the select key in hklm\system and check for the value of LastknownGood.






    • Proposed as answer by Dublin-z Friday, July 10, 2009 10:18 PM
    Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:48 PM
  • Ya, um... I can't even get there. The "Choose homegroup and sharing options" refuse to open. That's how I found out about this service issue in the first place. I'm fairly certain the service's registry data is not at fault. It's likely an unlisted dependent service or something of that nature.
    Thursday, June 18, 2009 3:52 PM
  • Hi there, i had same problem and i take steps as Gprsan suggested,"sc delete HomeGroupListener" but for some reason reg copy command didnt work i get Error :INVALID SYNTAX any suggestion ?
    Friday, July 10, 2009 10:22 PM
  • nice going, the reason that dublin-z had a syntax error is because when you follow the instructions you give to go to cmd and type "sc delete HomeGroupListener" that command deletes it not only from CurrentControlSet, but also from ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 so there no longer is a HomeGroupListener item in ControlSet001 to copy from. thus, the syntax error. so youve just made a bad problem worse for any users who followed you foolish advise. dont give advise if you dont know what your talking about.
    Sunday, January 17, 2010 6:05 AM
  • I was having the same error on my computer as well. I picked up a comment on another forum website for an older problem and their problem seemed to be created by having the Windows Firewall Service disabled in the Services and Applications> Services section. I found when I set Windows Firewall service back to automatic and Started it, I was then able to go to the service Homegroup Listener and I changed that service to Automatic and was able to then Start Homegroup Listener.

    This at least was a fix I could do without risk to my system as the changes would have been easy to reverse, but they worked for me. Maybe others can try that and post back here with their results.
    • Edited by funkybeats6 Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:14 PM typo
    • Proposed as answer by Batuhan Akçay Saturday, June 02, 2012 8:32 PM
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:13 PM
  • Hmm... Enabling the Firewall service does appear to restore the HomeGroup Listener to running, though that only seems to mask the error, not fix the problem. I've also noticed this:

    Possible Memory Leak.  Application (C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) (PID: 944) has passed a non-NULL pointer to RPC for an [out] parameter marked [allocate(all_nodes)].  [allocate(all_nodes)] parameters are always reallocated; if the original pointer contained the address of valid memory, that memory will be leaked.  The call originated on the interface with UUID ({3f31c91e-2545-4b7b-9311-9529e8bffef6}), Method number (20).  User Action: Contact your application vendor for an updated version of the application.

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:32 AM
  • Definitely is needing windows firewall on to startup, if you disable Windows firewall because you are running a 3rd party FW  you will need to also run Windows FW in conjunction.  Is this the only way it will run? Can anyone suggest a solution as I prefer to not run unnecessary services.

     

    Thanks SD

    Tuesday, November 02, 2010 8:30 PM
  • well, this solved my promblem. thanks funkybeats.
    Saturday, June 02, 2012 8:33 PM
  • Definitely is needing windows firewall on to startup, if you disable Windows firewall because you are running a 3rd party FW  you will need to also run Windows FW in conjunction.  Is this the only way it will run? Can anyone suggest a solution as I prefer to not run unnecessary services.

     

    Thanks SD

    Ahahaha, what a retarded setup - sooo typical, sooo Microsoft... no life outside of their own, old, stupid bubble, huh?

    What a shitty software design, my God.

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:15 AM
  • Hey, everyone out there with this same problem regarding "Home Group Listener" not starting, funkybeats6 got it right.  This worked for me perfectly.  I ran a System Health Report and everything turned up green.  THIS FIX WORKS!  Thank you funkybeats6 -- you saved my $99.00 as I was about to call Microsoft. 
    Monday, September 17, 2012 10:35 PM
  • Yep, worked for me, too. Very easy once you know what to do. Txs!
    Saturday, December 22, 2012 10:13 PM