Windows 10: One Computer Can't See The Other but the Second Can See the First Solved

  1.    22 Oct 2017 #1

    One Computer Can't See The Other but the Second Can See the First


    I have 2 Windows 10 desktops on the same router via Ethernet. My main computer (Frankenstein) does not see the second (Dracula) when I go ot Network in the file explorer but Dracula does see Frankenstein. If I run \\dracula from frankenstein, I see the shares and can access what I want. This hasn't always been the case but both computers were updated as well as the Netgear router. I checked the neetwork settings and network discovery is on on both computers. ANy suggestions?
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  2. Posts : 173
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       23 Oct 2017 #2

    This is a known issue with the original Creators Update (v1703 and it has not been fixed in the latest Fall update (v1709). Using the UNC name (\\name) is the only way to see the shares. From what I have read network browsing is a feature in SMBv1. SMBv1 has been deemed vulnerable (WannaCry ransomware used it) and has been deprecated by Microsoft and everyone is advised to remove it and use SMBv2 or higher. However these do not have the old browsing feature. Another possibility is to see if your router has a "master browsing" feature. If yes, you could establish your router as the master browser, plug a flash drive in it, if it has a USB port, and all computers should then show up.

    JohnD
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  3.    23 Oct 2017 #3

    johnpd said: View Post
    This is a known issue with the original Creators Update (v1703 and it has not been fixed in the latest Fall update (v1709). Using the UNC name (\\name) is the only way to see the shares. From what I have read network browsing is a feature in SMBv1. SMBv1 has been deemed vulnerable (WannaCry ransomware used it) and has been deprecated by Microsoft and everyone is advised to remove it and use SMBv2 or higher. However these do not have the old browsing feature. Another possibility is to see if your router has a "master browsing" feature. If yes, you could establish your router as the master browser, plug a flash drive in it, if it has a USB port, and all computers should then show up.

    JohnD
    Unless you are in UK, and use the latest BT Infinity Home Hub 6 router advertised as the best ISP router - complete gonads of course, as nobody has managed to get the usb bloody work :-(.
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  4.    29 Oct 2017 #4

    Well, of course Frankenstein cannot see Dracula!
    Dracula strives to maintain his invisibility. He only comes out in the dead of night. :)

    But seriously ... I wonder whether this is the same or similar problem I was having even before CU.
    See this thread: Problem with Windows shares
    The fix was to add a value to the registry:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLinkedConnections"=dword:00000001
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  5. Posts : 173
    Windows 10 (2), Win 8.1 (1), Win 7 (1)
       29 Oct 2017 #5

    There was a similar issue after the release of v1511 (November 2015 version). But that was fixed a few months later. You might want to stroll through this thread on Microsoft TechNet regarding the problem and the various solutions tried, most of which did not resolve the problem.

    Anyone else notice network issues with the CU

    JohnD
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  6.    29 Oct 2017 #6

    margrave55 said: View Post
    Well, of course Frankenstein cannot see Dracula!
    Dracula strives to maintain his invisibility. He only comes out in the dead of night. :)

    But seriously ... I wonder whether this is the same or similar problem I was having even before CU.
    See this thread: Problem with Windows shares
    The fix was to add a value to the registry:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "EnableLinkedConnections"=dword:00000001
    That's what is in my registry so not the problem here
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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