Windows 10 released many updates, the updates are quite awesome but also contain some problem. These problems need to be fixed on time. The Update 1709 of windows 10 also include some problems. In this update, when you try to share any folder over the network, it display an error “access is unauthenticated even with a correct password.
In this tutorial, we will guide you how to fix this problem that exists in windows update 1709. Simply follow this article and you are good to go.
Methods To Fix Problem of Network shares
Follow the steps below carefully:
Step 1: Installing The SBMV1
The network sharing problem occurs due to this feature. As after updating the windows 10 to 1709 uninstall this feature. Follow the steps below to install the SBMV1.
1. Simultaneously press windows + S and then type “feature”. Click on the result “Turn windows feature On or Off”.
2. In windows features window, click on the option “SMB 1.0/CIFS File sharing Support” to expand. Also confirm that all the options are checked.
3. Click on “Ok” button to make changes and then check the problem is resolved or not. If not, then proceed to next method.
Step 2: Customizing Group Policy For insecure Logins
1. Simultaneously press windows+R key to open run dialogue box and then type the “gpedit.msc” and press enter.
2. In local group policy Editor, navigate to the path: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Network->Lanman Workstation.
3. In Lanman workstation tab, on the right side, you will see the option “Enable insecure guest logons”. You need to double click on it to open its properties.
4. In properties menu, change the option “Not Configured” to “Enabled”. Click on the “Apply” button to make changes and then restart your computer. After your computer boots up, check the problem is solved or not. If not, then proceed to next method.
Step 3: How To install Client For Microsoft Networks
Follow the below pre-requisite before installing Client for Microsoft networks:
1. Click on the windows icon in the taskbar and then type “cmd” in the search bar. Right click on “command Prompt” and select “run as administrator” from the properties menu.
2. In command prompt, type in the following command and press enter to execute:
netsh winsock reset
3. After that, you need to restart your computer. When your computer boots up, then press windows+R key to open run dialogue box and type “ncpa.cpl” and press enter.
4. In network connection windows, select the “connection” and then right click on it to open the properties.
5. In WiFi properties windows, locate the option “Client For Microsoft Windows” and then click on it to check. Press the “install” button.
6. Wait for the installation process to complete and then restart your computer. Now, check the problem solved or not. If not, then proceed to next method.
Step 4: Making Changes To HomeGroup Settings
1. Go to control panel, then click on “Network and Internet” and then you need to select “Network and Sharing Center”.
2. In network and sharing center, locate the option “change advanced sharing options” and click on it to open.
3. Here, you need to click on the option to check “use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computer” under the HomeGroup connections. Click on the “save changes”.
4. Then locate the file you want to share and simply right click on it to open its “properties”.
5. In properties window, click on the “sharing” tab and then press the button “share” located under “Network File and Folder Sharing” option.
6. From the drop down menu, you need to select the option “Everyone” and then press the “share” button.
7. Still in Sharing tab, click on the button “Advanced Sharing” and confirm that the option “share this folder” is checked.
8. Then click on “permissions” and also confirm that the permission block is not empty. It should contain the option “Everyone”. Most of the times, “Everyone” option is present automatically.
9. If the “Everyone” option is not available, then simply click on “Add” button and then “Find Now” button. It will search for the users available. From the list, select “Everyone” and press “Ok”. At last, click “Apply” button to make changes.
10. Now, check the problem is solved or not, if not, then proceed to next method.
Step 5: Confirming Public Sharing is Turned On
1. Go to control panel, click on “Network and Internet” and then select the option “Network and Sharing Center”.
2. In Network and sharing window, select the option “Change Advanced Sharing settings” present at the left pane.
3. Click on “All Network” option to expand and then locate the option “Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the public folders” located under “public folder sharing”. Simply click on that option to check.
4. At last, click on “save changes” and then restart your computer. Hope so, the issue will be resolved.
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