File Sharing



  • Yet another issue on file sharing

    On a Window 7 machine, I'm trying to share a folder that is very important to the Business ( this folder give our Point of Sale terminals all of the information it needs to run)
    I get this error when I set up the advance sharing:
    "An error occurred while trying to share (Folder-name). There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.
    The shared resource was not created at this time."

    I checked File sharing settings, and they are all turned off, when i turn them on, and click save, That doesn't fix it, when i check again they are all turned off again.
    Every time I try turning the settings to on it doesnt stick ( I am logged in as administrator.)
    (This is my issue, more so )

    Checked RPC services, everything that should be on is on and set to automatic (according to google search)
    Turned Windows Firewall off to see if that was blocking it.
    Same issue.

    Ive been working on this for 2 days now and I cant figure it out.

    anything I should check? Anything I should try?



  • Update I Went into computer management>shared folders> shares and created a share,
    Still same error.



  • From what I have seen this is typically caused by windows firewall corruption



  • @murpheous said in File Sharing:

    From what I have seen this is typically caused by windows firewall corruption

    even though firewall is shut off?



  • @wrcombs I missed that part. My apologies.



  • @murpheous said in File Sharing:

    @wrcombs I missed that part. My apologies.

    That's why I was checking, No biggie.. Thanks regardless



  • https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17613/automatically-diagnose-and-fix-problems-with-windows-firewall

    You’re unable to access shared files and printers because sharing is blocked by Windows Firewall

    Can’t hurt to try even though the firewall is off.



  • Quick search, looks like This Guy had the same problem, and it seems he resolved it. Either registry or malware. I'd check malware first.



  • @fiyafly said in File Sharing:

    Quick search, looks like This Guy had the same problem, and it seems he resolved it. Either registry or malware. I'd check malware first.

    I found that page as well, But only did phase 2 to check.



  • @wrcombs said in File Sharing:

    @fiyafly said in File Sharing:

    Quick search, looks like This Guy had the same problem, and it seems he resolved it. Either registry or malware. I'd check malware first.

    I found that page as well, But only did phase 2 to check.

    Maybe the registry entries referenced in Phase 1 are borked?



  • @fiyafly said in File Sharing:

    @wrcombs said in File Sharing:

    @fiyafly said in File Sharing:

    Quick search, looks like This Guy had the same problem, and it seems he resolved it. Either registry or malware. I'd check malware first.

    I found that page as well, But only did phase 2 to check.

    Maybe the registry entries referenced in Phase 1 are borked?

    possibly



  • Windows Desktop OS only allows a very limited number of inbound access points. Maybe that's the limiter? Too many incoming?

    Instead of turning the firewall off, leave it on with logging enabled and outbound pop-up enabled. Then, if there's a problem, the log indicates whether the firewall is indeed at fault.

    The Windows firewall is never off. It goes into a form of limp mode that in and of itself can cause problems.

    Group Policy is the best way to set up the Windows Firewall and its rules IMNSHO.



  • @phlipelder said in File Sharing:

    Windows Desktop OS only allows a very limited number of inbound access points. Maybe that's the limiter? Too many incoming?

    Limit is 20, and theres nothing else

    Instead of turning the firewall off, leave it on with logging enabled and outbound pop-up enabled. Then, if there's a problem, the log indicates whether the firewall is indeed at fault.

    The Windows firewall is never off. It goes into a form of limp mode that in and of itself can cause problems.

    Group Policy is the best way to set up the Windows Firewall and its rules IMNSHO.

    Something to look at as well, Thanks



  • @phlipelder said in File Sharing:

    Windows Desktop OS only allows a very limited number of inbound access points. Maybe that's the limiter? Too many incoming?

    Old number was 10, new number is 20, depending on the OS version. It's connections, which is often misread as "users", but a single user might use several connections at once. So depending on usage, could be more than 10 users, or fewer than.



  • @scottalanmiller said in File Sharing:

    @phlipelder said in File Sharing:

    Windows Desktop OS only allows a very limited number of inbound access points. Maybe that's the limiter? Too many incoming?

    Old number was 10, new number is 20, depending on the OS version. It's connections, which is often misread as "users", but a single user might use several connections at once. So depending on usage, could be more than 10 users, or fewer than.

    Even with the 20 connections, It was terminal trying for the share.



  • @wrcombs said in File Sharing:

    @scottalanmiller said in File Sharing:

    @phlipelder said in File Sharing:

    Windows Desktop OS only allows a very limited number of inbound access points. Maybe that's the limiter? Too many incoming?

    Old number was 10, new number is 20, depending on the OS version. It's connections, which is often misread as "users", but a single user might use several connections at once. So depending on usage, could be more than 10 users, or fewer than.

    Even with the 20 connections, It was terminal trying for the share.

    Terminal could try a lot of connections at once.



  • Have you tried running File Explorer elevated?
    Tried to share the folder via a 'net use' command?
    Tried renaming the folder and then sharing it?



  • @siringo said in File Sharing:

    Have you tried running File Explorer elevated?

    Same error

    Tried to share the folder via a 'net use' command?

    No dice

    Tried renaming the folder and then sharing it?

    I tried sharing a different folder and Same error



  • @fiyafly said in File Sharing:

    Quick search, looks like This Guy had the same problem, and it seems he resolved it. Either registry or malware. I'd check malware first.

    This fixed it!



  • What Fixed this issue:
    I downloaded : Mspsvc.reg
    and BFE.Reg

    After download : Right click and select merge
    repeat with second file,
    Restart PC

    the advanced sharing settings were set correctly.
    Shared the file and Watch the Point of sale start up as normal.
    Thanks for all the help.



  • @wrcombs said in File Sharing:

    What Fixed this issue:
    I downloaded : Mspsvc.reg
    and BFE.Reg

    After download : Right click and select merge
    repeat with second file,
    Restart PC

    the advanced sharing settings were set correctly.
    Shared the file and Watch the Point of sale start up as normal.
    Thanks for all the help.

    Hell yeah. Glad we could help!



  • @wrcombs said in File Sharing:

    What Fixed this issue:
    I downloaded : Mspsvc.reg
    and BFE.Reg

    After download : Right click and select merge
    repeat with second file,
    Restart PC

    the advanced sharing settings were set correctly.
    Shared the file and Watch the Point of sale start up as normal.
    Thanks for all the help.

    As I said offline, the Firewall service needed to be offline for it to work unfortunately.