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  1. Windows 10 - Can't access \\computername but can access \\computername\share


    Hello,


    Since these latest updates/patches came out yesterday, I can no longer access shared folders on \\computername. However, I can access them with \\computer\share. I get the message "You do not have permission to access \\computername. Contact your network administrator to request access."


    Users that have shortcuts to shared folders saved on their desktop can access them fine, but if they have a shortcut to \\computername, or try browsing to \\computername, they get the above message. Trying \\ipaddress makes no difference. Same results.


    NOTHING has changed on this computer - only updates installed (automatically). All it does is host shared folders for a few workers. It is running Windows 10 Pro 1809.

    Have tried turning off and then back on File and Printer Sharing from Network Sharing Center.

    Have tried turning back on Password Protected sharing and then turning it back off again (we have it set to off and this is what we want).


    I'm also told that opening small files on shared folders is taking an unreasonable amount of time. We're talking <100kb Excel and Word files. Previously took a few seconds, now taking 15 to 20+.


    Again, nothing was changed on the computer hosting the shared folders other than updates being installed. Nothing has been changed on the network. I'm currently in the process of uninstalling those updates and testing.


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    Tavis Curry, Oct 9, 2019
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  2. Log in with username@computername instead of computername\username

    Hi all

    On a small network that does not have a domain controller, a Windows 10 pro workstation is sharing a folder over the network.

    We used to be able to connect to this network share with username@computername instead of computername\username (e.g. shareuser@pc20 instead of pc20\shareuser).

    After this Windows 10 Pro workstation updated to 1903, we cannot connect using the username@computername method
    but can connect using the computername\username method.

    Does anyone know if there is a reason for this?

    Is there a way to re-enable this way of connecting to the share?

    TIA
     
    AlvinGounder, Oct 9, 2019
    #2
  3. Rohn007 Win User
    Windows cannot access \\ComputerName but can access \\ComputerName\Share

    in the Spring update, version 1803 MS "improved" the homegroup feature out of Windows 10 in the name of security. It sounds like your problem is related to that.

    Here are some workarounds to get networking working again.

    HOMEGROUP REMOVED – WORKAROUNDS – SHARE PRINTER

    Here is the MS information page about Network related changes in Version 1803

    .
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/409269...


    HomeGroup removed from Windows 10 (Version 1803)

    . https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4091368

    **************

    I can't access my laptop from my PC, though my PC can see the laptop.

    If I try and access either one directly, Windows 10 says it can't find the computer.

    The following instructions are based on these articles:

    https://windowsunplugged.blog/2018/03/27/networ...

    https://www.infopackets.com/news/10369/how-fix-...

    A suggested latest fix that's working for Version 1803 after it breaks your networks:

    . * power down your computers

    . * power down Routers and Modems

    . * power up modems and Routers

    . * power up computers

    Try browsing to some of the computers manually,

    1. Open Run dialong <WIN><R>, type:

    2. \\computername

    3. hit Enter

    4. in start menu search for SERVICES.MSC

    5. right click on it, select “Run as Admin”

    6. Find and right click on the "Function Discovery Provider Host" (FDPHost)

    7. Select Properties

    8. Set startup to “Automatic (Delayed Start)”

    9. Start the service

    10. Repeat steps 6-9 on the:

    Function Discovery Resource Publication service (FDResPub)

    Network Connections (NetMan),

    UPnP Device Host (UPnPHost),

    Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRPSvc),

    Peer Networking Grouping (P2PSvc), and

    Peer Networking Identity Manager (P2PIMSvc).

    11. Start File Explorer

    12. Type NETWORK in the address bar, press <ENTER>

    13. If you get an error message about “Network Discovery” , click on the banner to enable it

    If the network does not work, try setting it up again following the instructions in this article, How to set up network file sharing on Windows 10:

    https://pureinfotech.com/setup-network-file-sha...


    Here are instructions in the Answers Forum for setting up a new network.

    Homegroup removed! How to get network sharing work with Windows 10 v1803

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

    If you have problems with these instructions, feel free to ask questions.

    *****************

    How to share files:

    . https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027674

    .
    https://pureinfotech.com/setup-network-file-sha...


    .
    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/connect-netowr...


    .
    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/share-files-st...


    .
    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/change-network...


    Share Files by Connecting to other computer through Router

    . Power-on self-test - Wikipedia

    Share files by connecting HD to Router’s USB port:

    .
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/share-an-external-h...


    Trouble Shooting Win10 File Sharing

    .
    https://www.lifewire.com/troubleshooting-window...


    How to share printers:

    . https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4089224

    .
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/101147-shar...


    If you still have problems making the network connections, here are some links with trouble shooting procedures you can try. Any time they suggest running a *.MSC utility, search for it in the Windows Start menu, right click and select "Run As Admin".

    https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/error-code...

    http://troubleshooter.xyz/wiki/fix-error-code-0...

    .

    ...........********************************...........

    **************** BS Disclaimer **************

    ...........********************************...........

    Standard boilerplate legalistic bafflegab disclaimer for any links to non-Microsoft websites:

    The link(s) to non MS-page(s) appears to be providing accurate, safe information. I suggest you stick with the “manual” instructions. Unless I explicitly suggest it, avoid downloading their “utilities”. Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site
    before you decide to download and install it. Sometimes they include 3rd party programs, "unwanted" programs that are automatically installed during a standard install. So, if offered, do a "custom" install and carefully read each step. One of the steps MAY
    give you an option to install, or NOT, "additional" programs. 99.9% of the time you don't want to let them be installed. For example, when you install Adobe Player you are given the option of installing 2 additional "free trial" programs: Potentially Unwanted
    Programs: MacAfee Security Scan and MacAfee Safe Connect. The option to install is turned on, you have to manually turn it off. Those are PUP's. If you click "OK"/"Next" without paying attention you get the 2 "extra" programs.

    As well, watch out for ads on the site. They may advertise products that include PUPs. Thoroughly research any product advertised on the site before you decide to download and install it.

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    Rohn007, Oct 9, 2019
    #3
  4. Igg55555 Win User

    Windows 10 - Can't access \\computername but can access \\computername\share

    Windows cannot access \\ComputerName but can access \\ComputerName\Share

    I have one Windows 10 professional machine that I cannot access using \\hostname only anywhere on my network. I am receiving the message, "Windows cannot access \\HostName\". I can access \\HostName\share when typing it in direct.

    Things I have tried

    I have turned off IPv6 and enabled NETBIOS over tcp/ip.

    I have reset network

    I have removed and reinstalled NIC

    All computers are in Private network

    Advanced sharing disabled password protected sharing

    I have disabled and enabled client for Microsoft networks and file and print sharing

    I have turned off firewall

    all machines are in the same workgroup

    Function Discovery Provider Host and Function Discovery Resource Publication have been started and are set to automatic.

    I am not sure where to turn from here. Any other suggestions on resolving the issue would be appreciated.
     
    Igg55555, Oct 9, 2019
    #4
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