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On Vista Home Premium SP1, when I try:

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • network and sharing center
  • File Sharing
  • Turn On File Sharing
  • Apply

I get a very windows 95-esque dialog that says "The parameter is incorrect." With an OK button. No other explanation. Any ideas on what I should do enable file sharing? I get the same result if I try to turn on Network discovery.

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Make sure the user account you are logged in with has a password on it. If it doesn't, crate one and then restart (or at least log out and in again). I had this exact problem with a Vista machine trying to enable Public Folder sharing and that is what finally fixed it for me.

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Thanks rymo -- I've upgraded all of my vista machines to Win7 -- so I can't test it. I'll all it answered though -- thanks! – JohnnyLambada Jan 14 '11 at 4:45

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