05-28-2012 07:50 PM
Couldn't get the reply button to work in thread started by Brett928S2 so started this new message thread on problems with homegroup.
Like the others in the message board, I spent the good part of weekend trying all combination of the different solutions listed in the thread to get my homegroup working, including the one that seem to work for others of getting out of homegroup shutting down the computers and restarting a new home group and having other PCs join. None of these seemed to work for me. But I finally tried this approach which worked. Hope this helps others with same problem.
1) Goto the homegroup "advanced sharing settings" then to "file sharing connections" and change 128 bit encryption to 40-56 bit encryption
2) change password, from the automatically generated one, but make sure the password length is 10 letters or numbers (not sure why but when I had less than 10 length, the homegroup would not work)
3) Have the other PCs join the new homegroup
05-29-2012 05:22 AM
Thank you for sharing your solution. I do hope that it will help others.
06-02-2012 03:07 PM - edited 06-02-2012 03:09 PM
I was looking for solutions when I ran across Brett's thread. I just got a new Win 7 64 box and was having this exact issue with NIS 2012. Before I put 2012 on, Homegroups was working, after nada. Asking for a user name and password that would NOT accept any combo.
I tried Brett's fix and later a combination of that and one other. I will paste JVEnterprizes part FIRST and then Brett's (that's the order I did them in) which eventually got my Homegroup working flawless.
JVEnterprizes addition - Gleaned from the end of the thread -
Open Norton->Advanced->network security map. Set the machines you are trying to join via Homegroup to "Full Trust" before completing Brett's steps.
From Brett's thread - Solution to Homegroups not working after installion of NIS 2012 or Upgrade from NIS 2011 to NIS 2012.
1, Go to MAIN machine that the Homegroup was CREATED on.
2, Go to Control panel, them Homegroups then LEAVE CURRENT HOMEGROUP.
3, After confirming removal from Homegroup REBOOT machine.
4, DO NOT ADD A NEW HOMEGROUP YET.... !!
5, Go to second, and third and any other machines in the Homegroup and LEAVE the Homegroups on those machines then REBOOT those machines.
6, When ALL MACHINES are removed from the Homegroup, go back to the MAIN machine and create a NEW Homegroup with a password.
7, Then go to all other machines with the Homegroup password created on the main machine and you now should find that you can NOW JOIN the new Homegroup.
8.Your Homegroup should now all work as it did before (file sharing, printers etc etc)
According to JVEnterprizes, adding another box without setting the trust to full will break Homegroups again. I can NOT verify it as I have not done that. Good luck all!