In Windows 7, I can't get my advanced sharing settings to stick. I changed my settings in Public Profile (am trying to turn 'off' Network Discovery & File and Printer Sharing), but they don't stick. The same applies if I try to change the Home profile. I change the settings to 'off' and click save changes, then go back in to check, but they've reverted back to 'on'.
What I've tried so far is...
- I tried changing the settings being in a Homegroup but they didn't stick. I then left the Homegroup and tried again, but still no joy - they always revert to 'on'.
- Ran System File Checker, but nothing came up
- Created a new user account and tested to see if I could change the settings under this account. Still no joy.
Thanks in advance :-)
According to your description, the issue could be related with firewall restriction.
I suggest to perform these tests to troubleshoot the issue:
1 Logon with Clean Boot on Windows 7
2 Temporally disable firewall or anti-virus programs
3 Try to use following commands:
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="File and Printer sharing" new enable=no
netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Network Discovery" new enable=no
If the issue persists, there might be some components corrupted, you can try to perform an in-place upgrade to fix the issue:
Hope that helps.
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"Network discovery requires that the DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host"
I opened the Services MMC snap-in and saw that the following services were disabled:
Enabling and starting these services did the trick and now Network Discovery is enabled and I can see other servers.