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Datto RMM: How do I turn on network discovery?

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Question

How do I turn on network discovery in Microsoft Windows?

Environment

  • Datto RMM
  • Microsoft Windows XP and higher

Answer

To enable network discovery, follow the steps below:

Enabling network discovery via the Control Panel

1. In Windows, open the Control Panel.

2. Navigate to All Control Panel ItemsNetwork and Sharing CenterAdvanced sharing settings.

3. In the Network discovery section, select Turn on network discovery.

4. Click Save Changes.

Enabling network discovery via Windows Command Prompt

1. In Windows, open an elevated Windows Command Prompt session.

2. Run the following command:

netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="File and Printer Sharing" new enable=yes

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