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Windows Firewall Blocking LAN Connection

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    Win 8 x64 Pro

    Windows Firewall Blocking LAN Connection

    I have some shared folders that others need to access via a Windows 7 VM. Suddenly they can't, an error saying device is not responding. If I disable Windows Firewall on my PC (Windows 8.1) they can connect. However even this is a problem because they need to enter username and password even tho password protected sharing is off.

    I've tried adding a rule allowing the VM port but it didn't help. File and print sharing, Network Discovery, Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance are all enabled in the firewall.

    I don't know what else to try. Pinging my IP just times out also unless the firewall id off.

    Any help?

    UPDATE: I just enabled NETlogon Service and I can connect but it still wants a username and password which is definitely turned off

    UPDATE 2: Got it working:
    Control Panel
    Administrative Tools
    Local Security Policy
    Security Options
    set “Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts” to “Guest only – local users authenticate as Guest”

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    very interesting, thanks
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Windows Firewall Blocking LAN Connection

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