Windows 10: Network discovery stopped working

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  1.    20 Feb 2016 #11

    Hi, I like a lot of other people are having this issue with network discovery not working. I have a few boxes, some Linux boxes (NAS and webserver), one win7, one win10 laptop and my win10 pc. I can manually type the machine name into the address bar and networking and sharing will be fine until you close file explorer down.
    I just got off the phone from microsoft and spoke to some guy there. I explained the problem and then he put me on hold for 2 minutes. When he came back, he said that this functionality was taken away from windows10 and that I would never get it this to work. When I asked why, he got very rude and terse with me to the point of forcing me to cut the phone call short. There was certainly no "Can I help you with anything else today?".
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  2.    20 Feb 2016 #12

    DaveJ61 said: View Post
    Hi, I like a lot of other people are having this issue with network discovery not working. I have a few boxes, some Linux boxes (NAS and webserver), one win7, one win10 laptop and my win10 pc. I can manually type the machine name into the address bar and networking and sharing will be fine until you close file explorer down.
    I just got off the phone from microsoft and spoke to some guy there. I explained the problem and then he put me on hold for 2 minutes. When he came back, he said that this functionality was taken away from windows10 and that I would never get it this to work. When I asked why, he got very rude and terse with me to the point of forcing me to cut the phone call short. There was certainly no "Can I help you with anything else today?".
    Further to my post above, I read a post from Saddleback further back up this thread and thought I would try what he has suggested. So I changed my pc's workgroup to Home, and then changed one of my linux boxes to the same and all of a sudden, if by magic, it started working. However, it does work for all machines. It strikes me that there is more to this than meets the eye. Also Mr rude from M$ doesn't know everything that he is talking about... he said it would never work... but clearly I have it partly working on three machines.
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  4.    01 May 2016 #14

    So, this thread might be old, but it was a top result in google, so I thought I'd add what helped me.

    It was all services, making sure the below services were enabled and set to Automatic solved my problems:

    (these are from another support site)
    Computer Browser

    DHCP Client
    DNS Client
    Network Connections
    Network Location Awareness
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    Server
    TCP/IP Netbios helper
    Workstation

    (and these are from here and my own tinkering)
    SSDP Discovery
    UPnP Device Host

    After enabling all those, the "Turn on network discovery" toggle stayed on and all my network devices started showing up!

    :D

    Hope this can help Someone eventually!

    Cheers!
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  5.    21 Oct 2016 #15

    DaveJ61 said: View Post
    So I changed my pc's workgroup to Home, and then changed one of my linux boxes to the same and all of a sudden, if by magic, it started working. However, it does work for all machines. It strikes me that there is more to this than meets the eye. .
    Worked for me, too! Changed my workgroup name from WORKGROUP to Home, rebooted, and UPNP was working again!
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