OK, this is one of the most annoying things I need to deal with right now. I keep running into this problem until I wave the right dead chicken at it.
Ad hoc network, mostly windows 10 machines, some upgraded some like that from the store. Other machines are windows 7. Occasional issues with losing connection here and there with the other machines, but since I replaced the router and put a wireless extender into place we’ve been pretty solid.
But, replaced a machine, that so happens to host multiple printers, with a new Win10 machine. I didn’t set it up, the other guy here that seems to read a lot about IT but hasn’t actually done a lot did. (By read a lot but not do a lot I mean he actually reads the patch notes and release notes for Windows, but has only worked on the machines here and doesn’t practice good troubleshooting) After poking at the internet trying to make it boogaloo, I found that this is a semi common problem that there is no good solution for…
I did get that machine to where it could see others on the network. But I cannot get to it for love or money from any of our machines. It’s not an IP issue, I can see the damn thing in the network page but as soon as I click on it it’s this message.
I’ve checked the services and discovery and all that is running, and set to automatic startup now. I’ve rebooted multiple times, poked at network and sharing, and I’m losing my mine.