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Windows 10 Sharing issue after update 1709

Are you getting the error:-

You can't access this shared folder because your organization's security policies block unauthenticated guest access.

These polices help to protect you PC from unsafe or malicious devices on the network

The reason for this, is that Microsoft have increased their security withing windows 10 to block virus issues from ransomeware attacks which is a good thing.

However, you may have lost connection to some shares that you want back. Here is how you do it:-

Step 1

Press the windows key (on the keyboard) and the letter R - this brings up the Run Command Window

In the box to the right of Open, type:- gpedit.msc

this will launch the group policy editor on this machine

Step 2

Click on Computer Configuration (highlighted in yellow)

Step 3

Click on Administrative Templates

Step 4

Click on Network

Step 5

Click on Lanman Workstation

Step 6

Double click on Enable insecure guest logons

Step 7

Click on Enable and then Click Apply

No need to reboot, you will now be able to access those shares that would not connect.


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