Puzzled about HomeGroup in my network Solved

  1.    23 Feb 2018 #1

    Puzzled about HomeGroup in my network


    I use network shares instead of Homegroup for file sharing

    Nevertheless I am puzzled why my Homegroup is behaving as described below:

    I have 3 computers on a network. All 3 running Windows 10 1709. Whenever any 2 computers are on, I get the message to join a homegroup when I click on the homegroup icon in file explorer. When a single computer is on, I get the option to create a new Homegroup in that computer. I am puzzled . Is there a homegroup established in the network? If so how to find out which computer and how to delete it ?

    Tks
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       24 Feb 2018 #2

    Hi sportflyer

    There are a series of Homegroup tutorials

    Here is the one to leave homegroup. At the very bottom are some links to other associated Homegroup tutorials.

    Leave Homegroup in Windows 10

    Additionally if you right click on your network icon in the lower right corner, then "Open Network and Internet Settings", then "Network and Sharing center", then "Change Advance Sharing Settings" there should be a setting "Homegroup Connections" in which you can disallow Windows to manage Homegroup connections.


    Ken
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  3.    24 Feb 2018 #3

    "Change Homegroup setting" panel does not show up under Homegroup.
    "Change Advance sharing settings " does not have "Homegroup Connnection"

    I remember I did setup a homegroup in computer #2 ( I still have the pw ) way before the latest windows 10 update in all my 3 computers. I tried to connect to computer #2 from computer #3 it but it wont , it just keeps trying after I entered the PW so I stopped it. How to clean up this mess?
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Feb 2018 #4

    sportflyer said: View Post
    How to clean up this mess?
    Wait for the Spring Creators Update (1803) in April. Homegroups are going to be removed in the next version of Windows 10.

    ...with today’s build you’ll start to see us retire the HomeGroup service. HomeGroup was terrific for the pre-cloud and pre-mobile era, but today this functionality is built right into Windows 10 and apps. Starting with this build, the HomeGroup service is no longer operational in Windows 10...
    Are Homegroups dead? (post #2)
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  5.    24 Feb 2018 #5

    I dont use Homegroups anyway . Just curious why so such a mess now. .I will just wait for 1803 to clean up all the Homegroup mess. Tks
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  6.    24 Feb 2018 #6

    Hey sportflyer,
    You can disable HomeGroups, which should clean things up and remove the HomeGroup Icon from File Explorer.

    1. Make sure all PC's have left the HomeGroup or are NOT joined to a HomeGroup
    2. In Services find
    HomeGroup Listener amd HomeGroup Provider and set their Startup Type to Disabled
    3. Shut down ALL PC's (Restart might work, but I'd shut them down)
    4. Start each PC
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  7.    25 Feb 2018 #7

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Hey sportflyer,
    You can disable HomeGroups, which should clean things up and remove the HomeGroup Icon from File Explorer.

    1. Make sure all PC's have left the HomeGroup or are NOT joined to a HomeGroup
    2. In Services find
    HomeGroup Listener amd HomeGroup Provider and set their Startup Type to Disabled
    3. Shut down ALL PC's (Restart might work, but I'd shut them down)
    4. Start each PC
    That worked like a charm ! No more homegroup icon. Thanks
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