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Unable to share folders and files

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  • I am running Vista Home Premium sp2 on a Dell XPS 430 64 bit machine.  I am having two problems that  think are related. First,  I noticed that I can’t set files or folders to share. When I try,  I get an error, “An error occurred while trying to share XXXXXX .  There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper”, XXXX being the name of whatever I’m trying to share After some poking around, I noticed that in the network properties, File Sharing, Printer Sharing, and Network discovery were off.  When I tried to start them, I got an error  “The Specified service does not exist as an installed service”.  But when I look at the network properties for my connection, it is showing File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft networks as being installed and checked.  Both the Server and Workstation services are running.  I have searched on Microsoft and a few other sites, but haven’t been able to find anything relevant. Does anyone have any suggestions?



    Thursday, June 16, 2011 10:09 PM

Answers

  • I never did find out what was going on with file sharing, but I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and now file sharing is working fine.
    John. M. Cheek
    • Marked as answer by Catzenjammer Monday, August 22, 2011 2:57 PM
    Monday, August 22, 2011 2:57 PM

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  • Maybe you could try to reinstall that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft networks item, see whether it helps.


    dawooddoe

    Home Network & Wireless Network Help



    Saturday, June 18, 2011 4:17 AM
  • Thanks, but I already tried that.  It seems that all of the hits I've read having to do with the endpoints involved conneciting to servers, mostly older ones like Server 2003 or server 2000. I haven't seen anything connecting tis error with trying to set a folder to share.  I am running Zonealarm as a firewall, but I've tried the do the share bit with Zonealarm shut down and get the same result. 
    John. M. Cheek
    Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:57 PM
  • Hi,

    Please perform a Clean Boot to narrow down the problem.

    1. Click Start, and click Run msconfig. The System Configuration Utility appears.

    2. In the General tab, click Selective Startup.

    3. Uncheck the processing options that are listed below Selective Startup except "Load System Services."

    4. Click Apply, and then click Close.

    5. Restart the computer and test if the issue persists.

    If the issue persists, please use the System File Checker tool (SFC.exe) to determine which file is causing the issue, and then replace the file.
    To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
    2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    sfc /scannow

    The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
    Refer the following link for more information:
    How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

    Regards,

     


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    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 7:42 AM
  • The checker found two hits on tcpmon.ini:

    CSI    0000015f [SR] Verify complete

    2011-06-21 04:05:30, Info                  CSI    00000160 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components

    2011-06-21 04:05:30, Info                  CSI    00000161 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction

    2011-06-21 04:05:35, Info                  CSI    00000162 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rtmonitor-tcpmonini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_2e976e2e5fa70844\tcpmon.ini do not match actual file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" :

      Found: {l:32 b:as3OOcx5px0XiJa7f7s9BVvlW/FFlKR4NMU/T+UP/Kg=} Expected: {l:32 b:ENtKeUct91LKlHclgfWTvnCdCOHHwDe+SYrPzZTTezU=}

    2011-06-21 04:05:35, Info                  CSI    00000163 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Printing-StandardPortMonitor-TCPMonINI, Version = 6.0.6001.18000, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

    2011-06-21 04:05:37, Info                  CSI    00000164 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rtmonitor-tcpmonini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_2e976e2e5fa70844\tcpmon.ini do not match actual file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" :

      Found: {l:32 b:as3OOcx5px0XiJa7f7s9BVvlW/FFlKR4NMU/T+UP/Kg=} Expected: {l:32 b:ENtKeUct91LKlHclgfWTvnCdCOHHwDe+SYrPzZTTezU=}

    2011-06-21 04:05:37, Info                  CSI    00000165 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Printing-StandardPortMonitor-TCPMonINI, Version = 6.0.6001.18000, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

    2011-06-21 04:05:37, Info                  CSI    00000166 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:164{82}]"Package_30_for_KB936330~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.18000.936330-185_neutral_GDR"

    2011-06-21 04:05:37, Info                  CSI    00000167 Hashes for file member \??\C:\Windows\System32\tcpmon.ini do not match actual file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" :

      Found: {l:32 b:as3OOcx5px0XiJa7f7s9BVvlW/FFlKR4NMU/T+UP/Kg=} Expected: {l:32 b:ENtKeUct91LKlHclgfWTvnCdCOHHwDe+SYrPzZTTezU=}

    2011-06-21 04:05:37, Info                  CSI    00000168 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rtmonitor-tcpmonini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_2e976e2e5fa70844\tcpmon.ini do not match actual file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" :

      Found: {l:32 b:as3OOcx5px0XiJa7f7s9BVvlW/FFlKR4NMU/T+UP/Kg=} Expected: {l:32 b:ENtKeUct91LKlHclgfWTvnCdCOHHwDe+SYrPzZTTezU=}

    2011-06-21 04:05:37, Info                  CSI    00000169 [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:46{23}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32"\[l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini"; source file in store is also corrupted

    2011-06-21 04:05:37, Info                  CSI    0000016a Repair results created:

     

     

     

     

    128 ends.

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    000002ff [SR] Verify complete

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000300 [SR] Repairing 1 components

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000301 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000302 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rtmonitor-tcpmonini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_2e976e2e5fa70844\tcpmon.ini do not match actual file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" :

      Found: {l:32 b:as3OOcx5px0XiJa7f7s9BVvlW/FFlKR4NMU/T+UP/Kg=} Expected: {l:32 b:ENtKeUct91LKlHclgfWTvnCdCOHHwDe+SYrPzZTTezU=}

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000303 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Printing-StandardPortMonitor-TCPMonINI, Version = 6.0.6001.18000, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000304 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rtmonitor-tcpmonini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_2e976e2e5fa70844\tcpmon.ini do not match actual file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" :

      Found: {l:32 b:as3OOcx5px0XiJa7f7s9BVvlW/FFlKR4NMU/T+UP/Kg=} Expected: {l:32 b:ENtKeUct91LKlHclgfWTvnCdCOHHwDe+SYrPzZTTezU=}

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000305 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" of Microsoft-Windows-Printing-StandardPortMonitor-TCPMonINI, Version = 6.0.6001.18000, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000306 [SR] This component was referenced by [l:164{82}]"Package_30_for_KB936330~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.1.18000.936330-185_neutral_GDR"

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000307 Hashes for file member \??\C:\Windows\System32\tcpmon.ini do not match actual file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" :

      Found: {l:32 b:as3OOcx5px0XiJa7f7s9BVvlW/FFlKR4NMU/T+UP/Kg=} Expected: {l:32 b:ENtKeUct91LKlHclgfWTvnCdCOHHwDe+SYrPzZTTezU=}

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000308 Hashes for file member \SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rtmonitor-tcpmonini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_2e976e2e5fa70844\tcpmon.ini do not match actual file [l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini" :

      Found: {l:32 b:as3OOcx5px0XiJa7f7s9BVvlW/FFlKR4NMU/T+UP/Kg=} Expected: {l:32 b:ENtKeUct91LKlHclgfWTvnCdCOHHwDe+SYrPzZTTezU=}

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    00000309 [SR] Could not reproject corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:46{23}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32"\[l:20{10}]"tcpmon.ini"; source file in store is also corrupted

    2011-06-21 04:13:09, Info                  CSI    0000030a Repair results created:

     

    I did a comp on the files C\Windows\System32\tcpmon.ini and c:\Windows\

    amd64_microsoft-windows-p..rtmonitor-tcpmonini_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_2e976e2e5fa70844\tcpmon.ini  and they matched okay.  This file seems to be defining port data to various printers. Do you think this problem could be preventing me from setting files and folders to share?


    John. M. Cheek
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 9:47 AM
  • Hi,

    As the checker found the corrupt system file, did it fix it?

    If not, I suggest reinstall SP2 to check if the corrupted file can be replaced. If the issue persists, In-place upgrade is suggested.

    Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs usually will not be removed but we may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming. Your patience is highly appreciated.
    As to the steps of In-Place Upgrade, I still would like to explain that it will reinstall all system files with this method. You may need to reinstall some applications to upgrade some files to a higher version, because they may be replaced during the installation of Windows. It will take about two hours to repair. Your personal files and settings will be kept as they were after the installation. However, it is always recommended to backup the important information and files to other partitions or other disks before doing it.
    If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.
    1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.
    2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
    3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:
    If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install now screen appears. Click Install now.
    If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:
    a. Click Start, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.
    Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
    b. Click Install now.
    4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows Vista.

    Regards,


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    Monday, June 27, 2011 6:26 AM
  • I never did find out what was going on with file sharing, but I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and now file sharing is working fine.
    John. M. Cheek
    • Marked as answer by Catzenjammer Monday, August 22, 2011 2:57 PM
    Monday, August 22, 2011 2:57 PM
  • I'm now having these problems where I can't share my drives, I can't turn on network discovery.  I've rebooted with minimal drivers/programs via the msconfig.  I've run the sfc /scannow and it says there are no deviations in the windows software.  I'm going to attempt to reinstall service pack 1 on windows 7 64 bit and hope that that works.  I have already tried to do the "Inplace upgrade" but, it failed because the operating system installed is newer than the one I'm attempting to install.  If service pack 1 don't work...I'm thinking that a clean install is all that will fix this and that would truly...  bite the big one.  I like my system the way it is other than I can't share because of a defective rpc database.  There needs to be an application that can repair this.

    Edit:  Ok - So, just like the upgrade, I can't re-install the service pack because it was already installed.  I'm stumped.  Please help asap.

    Thanks.


    Edit 2: I've tried many things...looked on the web all over the place...I've had enough.  I'm just going to do a fresh install because of one piece of crap database that gets corrupted at the core of windows.  And there is no fix anywhere.  This is almost enough to drive a person to linux or mac.  I'm telling ya...this really bites the big one.
    Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:00 PM
  • I am also now experiencing this same issue with Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit... I have existing shares setup that continue to function perfectly, but when trying to create a new share I get the "there are no more endpoints available" error... In all my working with Windows NT based systems and believe me that's a lot we have never run into this problem... Other than that this particular system runs like a top... I am so over doing clean installs, everything is set, and this is how I want it as someone mentioned earlier... Is there REALLY no Microsoft guru that can provide a solution to this on the "Microsoft" Technet site... This is clearly now an issolated issue at this point... Thanks in advance, I'm holding off on the format, truth is, as much as I would like to agree with Mr Harmon about going MAC or Linux, I have simply WAY too many specific apps that I've used for ever to make a change on a workstation... You bet your a** for the record there isn't a server in my administration with Windows on it, imagine getting that error on a server, ahahahahahahahaha (some of my Linux Samba servers haven't been rebooted in over a year)!!!

    Mark

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012 10:45 PM