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Something keeps turning Password Protected Sharing back on

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    Win 8.1

    Something keeps turning Password Protected Sharing back on


    I've got a new Win 8.1 computer (Surface Pro 3), and on that computer, as an adiministrator, I turn off Password Protected Sharing for my network (Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> Advanced sharing settings -> All networks). Once this is done, the other computers on the LAN have good access to the disks I have shared. However, when my new computer sleeps and wakes up, or even sometimes if I merely close the cover and open it, something has reset the password protected sharing option and turned it back on. The other computers no longer can access the shared data. I have to open up the control panel (as above) and turn password protected sharing off. Again. Many times a day.

    How do I get this option to stick the way I set it?

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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Internet Security software would be my first guess. Otherwise, may be that Windows 8 is updating from the stored profile on microsoft's servers.
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    Win 8 Pro X64


    If you have Norton Internet Security... It wrecks havoc on Permissions and such.
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    Win 8.1


    There is no internet security software on this system other than the Windows Defender that is part of Windows 8.1 itself (nothing Norton or any body else), and there are no Microsoft accounts on this computer (so Micorsoft is not (had better not be) restoring a configuration for me. Somethng in plain Windows 8.1 is coming along and changing that setting on me behind my back.

    In other threads on password protected sharing people mention that the state of the Guest account can affect things, and say that the Guest account should both have no password and be disabled. These are both true of Guest on this system.

    A second question (perhaps I should ask in a different thread, but if this thread gets an answer then the second question does not need one) is this: is there any known command-line command, or other automatable command, that I can run as administrator hat will manipulate this switch? If so, then I can detect that it is wrong and fix it.
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