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    Advanced Sharing Settings

    Hey Y'all,

    I've been googling away looking for a registry key or command that will switch from Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended) to Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers.

    Needless to say w/o any luck at all!

    I have found programmable methods to Turn on network discovery and File and Printer sharing.

    Any Ideas?

    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

    RG

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    RG, it's a 'per user' setting.

    Use the following to switch from 'Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended)' to 'Allow user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers':

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Allow user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\HomeGroup]
    "AlwaysStuffAlphaCreds"=dword:00000000
    To swap back, delete the AlwaysStuffAlphaCreds key (or change the DWORD value to 1 - I've used both methods successfully).

    (I used Sysinternals/TechNet's Process Monitor and filtered on RegSetValue. )

    EDIT: If you make the change manually then the Advanced sharing settings window displays a You must sign out of your computer to apply these changes dialog. However, I've found that when I use the backwards/forwards arrows to the far left of the address bar, it looks like the change is dynamic.

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by Rick Corbett; 2017-05-19 at 17:40. Reason: Added more info

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    Rick,

    Thanks so much! I searched and searched and could not come up with the right terms to find that.

    Very innovative use of Process Monitor. I'll definitely be investigating that for use in finding other settings.

    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek
    Very innovative use of Process Monitor. I'll definitely be investigating that for use in finding other settings.
    I wish I could lay claim but it was the How-To Geek that I copied. Have a look at Lesson 5: Using Process Monitor to Troubleshoot and Find Registry Hacks.

    Hope this helps...

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