Win 7 Pro: Unable to share drives: error 0x00000154

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  1. videobruce

    videobruce Senior member

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    Windows 7 Pro sp1 x64 using the hidden admin account (super admin)

    When I try to enable sharing of partitions (drives. not folders) I get this error. I tried it on different drive letters, but the same thing. I searched for this using the error message but no meaningful results came up.

    I'm using the "Workgroup" setting, not Homegroup.

    What services and/or components would be involved? I believe something is missing, though the list in "Service's" is what normally is running.

    What does the "154" refer to?
     
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    videobruce Senior member

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    If this is any help, here is a screen shot of the three dialog boxes with the final error error message. I noticed the "Share" and "Add" are grayed out;

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  4. VirtualLarry

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    Perhaps Windows no longer wants you sharing the root of drives, for security reasons.
     
  5. videobruce

    videobruce Senior member

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    To make a long story short, their Firewall was not installed by design since I have no intention to ever use it. I now found out that it is needed to share drives & folders thought I see no connection. It can be disabled, but it has to be there.

    It wouldn't be so bad if M$ would stop using useless, cryptic text & numbers for their error messages so one would have a remote idea where to look. Especially with the text "unknown error". :whiste:
     
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    I agree with that! Ever try to debug Windows update? LOL.