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Network Discovery enables through Group Policy RRS feed

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  • I need to enable network discovery on all of our Windows 7 and XP computers, can this be achieved through group policy.  I am currently using Windows Server 2003.  I really do not want to manually enable this function on 1200 computers so I am hoping someone can give mw a hand.  Thanks, Sheri
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:07 PM

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  • Computer Policy
     \Policies
      \Administrative Templates
       \Network
        \Link-Layer Topology Discovery

    Further if it still doenst work change firewall config.
    =================================
    1. In the Group Policy editor on a Win7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 computer, open the GPO that you want to use in the Group Policy Editor.
    2. Expand "Computer Configuration", "Windows Settings", "Security Settings", "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security", and then "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security - {policy you have open}".
    3 Right-click "Inbound Rules", and then click "New Rule".
    4 In the Rule Wizard, on the Rule Type page, select"Predefined", and then select Network Discovery from the list.  Click Next.
    5 On the Predefined Rules page, ensure that the check box is on each rule that is part of the Network Discovery group, and then click Next.
    6 On the Action page, select "Allow the Connection", and then click Finish.

    The rules are now part of the GPO.  Assign it to the proper scope, and you should be good to go.  You must use a Win7 or 2008R2 computer to edit the policy so that the Win7 options are included in the editor.

     


    Raj
    • Proposed as answer by Raj Kumar Vishnu Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:55 PM
    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, February 28, 2011 9:24 AM
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:55 PM
  • Hi,

    Here is a great technet blog, you can refer to:

    Disabling Network Discovery/Network Resources
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2010/12/06/disabling-network-discovery-network-resources.aspx

    Brent
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, February 28, 2011 9:24 AM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:09 AM

All replies

  • Computer Policy
     \Policies
      \Administrative Templates
       \Network
        \Link-Layer Topology Discovery

    Further if it still doenst work change firewall config.
    =================================
    1. In the Group Policy editor on a Win7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 computer, open the GPO that you want to use in the Group Policy Editor.
    2. Expand "Computer Configuration", "Windows Settings", "Security Settings", "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security", and then "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security - {policy you have open}".
    3 Right-click "Inbound Rules", and then click "New Rule".
    4 In the Rule Wizard, on the Rule Type page, select"Predefined", and then select Network Discovery from the list.  Click Next.
    5 On the Predefined Rules page, ensure that the check box is on each rule that is part of the Network Discovery group, and then click Next.
    6 On the Action page, select "Allow the Connection", and then click Finish.

    The rules are now part of the GPO.  Assign it to the proper scope, and you should be good to go.  You must use a Win7 or 2008R2 computer to edit the policy so that the Win7 options are included in the editor.

     


    Raj
    • Proposed as answer by Raj Kumar Vishnu Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:55 PM
    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, February 28, 2011 9:24 AM
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:55 PM
  • Hi,

    Here is a great technet blog, you can refer to:

    Disabling Network Discovery/Network Resources
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2010/12/06/disabling-network-discovery-network-resources.aspx

    Brent
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, February 28, 2011 9:24 AM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 8:09 AM
  • There is also this:

    Computer Settings

    / Policies

    /Administrative Templates

    /Network

    /Network Connections

    /Windows Firewall

    /Domain Profile

    From here you can all some of options for remote access such as File and printer sharing


    Regards James Loker-Steele http://www.lokersteele.co.uk/

    Monday, October 7, 2013 12:18 PM