windows 7 ultimate 64 cannot see network share

Windows 7 ultimate 64 machine cannot see network share.

It is joined to the domain properly. it shows up in AD, WSUS, and endpoint.

I can ping from this machine to the file server, and from the file server to the workstation - no problem, but the file server does not show up in the network listing. I also cannot directly access the file server via \\file or \\ip_address.

every once in a while it will work correctly. Like today....

I went to go get screenshots of the exact error message, and I was able to access the network shares after a gpupdate /force. If this week is a repeat of last week, it will fail again later in the week.

when it was erroring out, and I let windows diagnose the issue, something along the lines of "The device or resource is not set up to accept connections on port "The File and printer sharing (SMB)"

I have looked around for solutions, and tried messing with the settings for IPv6, services, advanced sharing, etc... nothing worked.

Any insight or suggestions at this time would be appreciated.

​Hi Jon,

Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community forums.

From the issue description, I see that you have an issue with finding Network Share in Windows 7 on a domain network.


As the computer is connected to Domain Network, the issue you posted would be better suited in the TechNet community. Please visit the link below to find a community that will offer the support you request.

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 219 Applies to: