I have a Windows 7 machine to which I am unable to connect from several other computers.

When I try to connect to it from other Windows computers I do get the 0x80070035 error code.

I've tried the solutions described here, such as accessing the computer by IP and not by name, to no avail. Please help.

2 Answers 2


This is what solved my problem: Disable password protected shared use

Control Panel, Network Center, Advance Sharing configuration, Password Protected shared use --> disable.

After trying all the solutions, that is the option that was causing trouble.

  • Weird enough ;)
    – Suzana
    Apr 30, 2015 at 12:40

Your solution is to Enable the "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service" , here is a link on how to do it How to Enable TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service

And Also you can look here : Enabling Netbios over TCP/IP on Windows 7

I hope this will fix your problem.

  • The TCP/IP netbios helper service was already started. And though I restarted it, I still get the error message when I try to connect to the computer.
    – Andrw
    Apr 26, 2015 at 23:06
  • Have you checked the TCP/IP configuration for this PC and the others ? are they in the same sub-network as yours ? could you ping to one of them ?
    – Suzana
    Apr 26, 2015 at 23:09
  • I can't ping to this particular machine (though I can ping from it). Same subnetwork, same Windows Workgroup.
    – Andrw
    Apr 26, 2015 at 23:21
  • Solved, see answer below.
    – Andrw
    Apr 29, 2015 at 19:30

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