Windows 10: Windows 10 network problem Solved

  1.    04 Mar 2016 #1

    Windows 10 network problem

    Installed the latest windows 10 update. This seems to have fixed the problem of other devices on the network not showing up in file explorer. But now when I start a program that needs to access a folder on a network drive. The program gets an error saying that it can't see the folder. But if I go to file explorer and open that folder the files are there. Later if I try to run the program again it works.

    For the last six years I've been running the same powershell scripts with no problems. Today I tried to run one of the scripts and got the following message.
    Security warning
    Run only scripts that you trust. While scripts from the internet can be useful, this script can potentially harm your computer. If
    you trust this script, use the Unblock-File cmdlet to allow the script to run without this warning message. Do you want to run

    I never got this message in the past even on windows 10. So I tried to use the UnBlock-File. This did nothing. Tried to use file properties and unblock. No unblock under file properties. Why does the system think my NAS is not on the local network?

    Also since the latest update one NAS system will not show up in file explorer. I can ping by ip address but not by name.
    The NAS shows up under storage but not under computers.

    Last edited by rac8006; 04 Mar 2016 at 19:05.
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  2. Posts : 3,850
    Mac OS Sierra
       04 Mar 2016 #2

    It is because Microsoft blocked Guest Access from shares, citing a security risk. See the following. Cannot Connect to CIFS / SMB / Samba Network Shares Shared Folders in Windows 10 - Tech Journey Reboot after applying the fix and shares should come back.
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  3.    04 Mar 2016 #3

    Thanks for the response. I'll check it out as soon as the system is idle. Is this something that just happened with the Mar 1 update?

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  4. Posts : 3,850
    Mac OS Sierra
       04 Mar 2016 #4

    As for the warning message, which I did not catch earlier, that is because Microsoft also tightened up other security protocols, so you end up with a "Do you really want to punch the red button to let the missiles loose?" types of warning. Basically they are getting tired of people not paying attention and letting malware bots on the loose.
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  5.    04 Mar 2016 #5

    Thanks. But did these changes occur with the Mar 1 update. Because I didn't have this problem before the update.

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  6.    05 Mar 2016 #6

    I made the changes. Can't tell if it is fixed. Will need to wait until Sunday night after it records some TV shows. I noticed that the powershell is set to unrestricted. I thought that I had it set to remotesigned. But when I did set it to remote signed. It said that the file wasn't signed with the correct info.
    Why is it that I have to rewrite my code every time Microsoft updates the system. I've been fighting Windows 10 since the day it was released. I've ad so many problems. Fix one then another one pops up.

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  7. Posts : 3,850
    Mac OS Sierra
       05 Mar 2016 #7

    Windows 10 network problem

    There may have been a roll up that was supposed to fix something else. Without looking at the list on, it is hard to say what Security updates were pushed.

    You may have to find another way to do this, maybe with Python, instead of using the Powershel.

    Eventually Powershell will replace the Command window. Microsoft does not plan on stopping their jacking around with the code for Windows 10.

    I had to reload it on my test system, just to get my new iPhone 6 plus set up. Usually I am running Linux Mint on that unit.
    Last edited by bro67; 05 Mar 2016 at 17:10.
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  8.    05 Mar 2016 #8

    I've fixed the files may be harmful to this computer. This message started popping up this week. When trying to move a file from one folder to another folder on a NAS attached to my local network. I just put in the local network address 192.168.1.*

    I'd be better off if I just installed Linux on the PC.
    windows - Disable warning? - Super User


    PS looks like it also fixed the problem with powershell. Now that leaves the problem of the missing NAS.
    Last edited by rac8006; 05 Mar 2016 at 11:14.
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  9.    05 Mar 2016 #9

    network problems

    bro67 said: View Post
    It is because Microsoft blocked Guest Access from shares, citing a security risk. See the following. Cannot Connect to CIFS / SMB / Samba Network Shares Shared Folders in Windows 10 - Tech Journey Reboot after applying the fix and shares should come back.
    I went back and deleted the AllowInsureguestAuth from the registry and things still work.

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  10. Posts : 3,850
    Mac OS Sierra
       05 Mar 2016 #10

    Cross fingers until the next "Patch".
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