Windows 10: Turn off/on password sharing doesn't exist

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  1.    06 Nov 2015 #1

    Turn off/on password sharing doesn't exist


    I'm using windows 10 prof 32 bit and joining a domain.

    I'm trying to share printer and folders but everytime people trying to connect it, they need to enter user and password to access it. I know the way to fix it is by turning off the password sharing in the network sharing but the option to turn off / on password sharing in network sharing simply doesn't exist.

    Anyone know how to turn it off? thanks a bunch.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       06 Nov 2015 #2

    Right click on the network icon and select Network and Sharing Center. Then click Advanced Sharing Options on the left. The setting should be at the All networks section, scroll down to find it.
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  3.    07 Nov 2015 #3

    Hey, thanks for the response.

    I can't find it anywhere. There's no "Password protected sharing" options under the "All networks" profile.
    Anything I can get around to make this appear ? or anything that can "turn off" this password protected sharing setting
    Thx

    spapakons said: View Post
    Right click on the network icon and select Network and Sharing Center. Then click Advanced Sharing Options on the left. The setting should be at the All networks section, scroll down to find it.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       08 Nov 2015 #4

    Maybe there is a command that you can execute from an elevated Command Prompt or PowerShell, but I'm not familiar with these commands, sorry.
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 16299.192
       08 Nov 2015 #5

    Right click on the start button. Select Control Panel. Select Network & Sharing Center. Select Advanced Sharing Settings. Page down to All Networks and expand that. At the bottom is selection for Password Protected Sharing.

    Its on all the Window 10 machines in my house I should think its on yours.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       08 Nov 2015 #6

    Examine carefully all options in Advanced Sharing. You may have to expand stuff to reveal the password setting.
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  7.    09 Nov 2015 #7

    spapakons said: View Post
    Examine carefully all options in Advanced Sharing. You may have to expand stuff to reveal the password setting.
    Hey guys, thanks for the reminder.

    Yeah, I did and I have expanded everything.
    Turn on everything, network discoveries, file and printer sharing, but that option (Password Protected Sharing) just doesn't exist.

    I'll try to post the screenshot later on tomorrow once I got to my office.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803 (April 2018 build 17134.48)
       09 Nov 2015 #8

    Would it mean that some Windows features are not enabled? In that case, you have to go at Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows Features on or off and check the box to enable the relevant feature. Don't know which one it is. Anyone else?

    In case you are looking at the wrong place, here is the Advanced Sharing Settings window in my computer:

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  •    10 Nov 2015 #9

    spapakons said: View Post
    Would it mean that some Windows features are not enabled? In that case, you have to go at Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows Features on or off and check the box to enable the relevant feature. Don't know which one it is. Anyone else?

    In case you are looking at the wrong place, here is the Advanced Sharing Settings window in my computer:

    Yes, that's the thing... It doesn't show up on mine.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       10 Nov 2015 #10

    It's probably got something to do with being on a Domain. Apparently that is something you can't do in that environment.
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