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    Unable to set up a Home Network in windows 7

    I am facing a strange issue in windows 7. I am trying to set up a Home Network but not able to do the same. When I run the troubleshooter, it shows an error message "Peer Networking Grouping Service isn't working. Its details shows that there is problem with Peer Name Resolution Protocol Service". Is there any method to fix it?



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    Re: Unable to set up a Home Network in windows 7

    You can fix this issue without doing any complex operations. First of all delete the file "idstore.sst". You will find this file at "C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\R oaming\PeerNetworking\idstore.sst". After the deletion, click on "Start" button,type "Services.msc" in the search box and hit enter button on your keyboard. Now check the "Services" window and check for "Peer Networking Grouping". Right click on it and click "restart". This process will restart the Peer Networking Grouping and will alternatively solve your issue.
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    Re: Unable to set up a Home Network in windows 7

    • Your network location might not be set to Home. HomeGroup only works on home networks. To change your network location, follow these steps:
      • Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type network, and then click Network and Sharing Center.
      • Click Work network or Public network, and then click Home network.
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    • If you are on a domain network, your system administrator might have turned off HomeGroup completely, so you won't be able to join a homegroup.
    • One or more required services are not running. The Peer Networking Grouping and HomeGroup Provider* services must both be running. Here's how to check this:
      • Open Administrative Tools by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, typeadministrative tools, and then click Administrative Tools.
      • Double-click Services. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
      • In the Status column, next to the Peer Networking Grouping and HomeGroup Provider services, you should see the word Started. If you don't see this, double‑click the name of the service, and then click Start.

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