Disabling Firewall Alerts in the Action Center

We are occasionally asked how to disable the notification you get from Action Center that the Firewall Service is not enabled. I am writing this to explain what options are available. Why are you stopping the Firewall Service? Consider why you are stopping the Windows Firewall Service. This is not a recommended practice and becomes… Read more

Disabling Network Discovery/Network Resources

We often get requests from people asking how to disable Network Discovery because they either don’t want to see any machines in the Network Resources list or they perceive a performance issue with the feature. I am writing the blog to discuss this feature and explain some of the potential options. What is Network Discovery?… Read more

New Networking–related articles for the week of November 14 – November 27

I am playing catch-up this week after being out on holiday – and only have one new networking-related article to share for the past two weeks – enjoy! 2458828 The RPC over HTTP connection cannot be set up when you try to access certain services on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of November 7 – November 13

Once again, I have only two new networking-related articles to share this week. On a side note, I will be out of the office next week, so there will be no update at that time. For my updated during the week of the 29th, I will include anything that is published between now and then…. Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of October 31 – November 6

It’s been another relatively quiet week with regard to new article creation – I have just two to share again: 2461645 Mounted folders disappear in shared folders after navigating to them in Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 2403152 After setup completes there are no wireless networks available in… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of October 24 – October 30

Like last week, I have just two new networking-related articles to share with you this time. Enjoy! 2264957 A network adapter that has a Japanese device description is not displayed in the route table on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 2385596 An update that adds 33 configuration rules and… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of October 17 – October 23

What I have to share this week is nothing compared to the mountain of content released last week, but here are the latest networking-related articles: 2448270 Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor tool failed to run with error message “Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor was unable to reach the Microsoft server for compatibility information. Check your internet connection… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of October 10 – October 16

The drought appears to be over! I have quite a number of new networking-related articles to share with you this week: 2248145 IPsec connection in the IKEv1 tunnel mode fails from a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 2353808 The WINS replication operation fails on a failover cluster node that… Read more