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Vista: can't enable file sharing - service name is invalid

Postby chicagotech » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:47 pm

In this case, I would chekc the any spyware or virus.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"Jeremy Thomas" <JeremyThomas> wrote in message news:514A22D0-B8AA-47BE-BDC5-6E8287601A4C@microsoft.com...
Thanks agian for the quick response. My exact output when i try to do a net
share is as follows.


c:\>net share
The service name is invalid.

More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2185.


Here is a list of my current running services


Image Name PID Services

========================= ========
============================================
System Idle Process 0 N/A

System 4 N/A

smss.exe 588 N/A

csrss.exe 656 N/A

wininit.exe 700 N/A

csrss.exe 712 N/A

services.exe 744 N/A

lsass.exe 760 KeyIso, ProtectedStorage, SamSs

lsm.exe 768 N/A

winlogon.exe 880 N/A

svchost.exe 964 DcomLaunch, PlugPlay

svchost.exe 1024 RpcSs

svchost.exe 1072 WinDefend

svchost.exe 1172 Audiosrv, Dhcp, Eventlog, lmhosts, wscsvc

svchost.exe 1260 AudioEndpointBuilder, CscService,
EMDMgmt,
hidserv, Netman, PcaSvc, SysMain,

TabletInputService, UxSms, WdiSystemHost,

Wlansvc

svchost.exe 1276 AeLookupSvc, Appinfo, BITS, EapHost,
gpsvc,
IKEEXT, iphlpsvc, MMCSS, ProfSvc, RasMan,

seclogon, SENS, ShellHWDetection, Themes,

Winmgmt, wuauserv

audiodg.exe 1340 N/A

SLsvc.exe 1376 slsvc

svchost.exe 1420 EventSystem, FDResPub, netprofm, nsi,

SSDPSRV, upnphost, W32Time, WebClient

svchost.exe 1552 CryptSvc, Dnscache, KtmRm, NlaSvc,
TapiSrv,
TermService

vsmon.exe 1572 vsmon

dwm.exe 1948 N/A

explorer.exe 1980 N/A

spoolsv.exe 624 Spooler

svchost.exe 644 BFE, DPS, MpsSvc

AddFiltr.exe 1408 AddFiltr

avgamsvr.exe 1664 Avg7Alrt

avgupsvc.exe 944 Avg7UpdSvc

avgrssvc.exe 1924 AvgCoreSvc

DevSvc.exe 800 Capture Device Service

avgrssvc.exe 1144 N/A

CLCapSvc.exe 952 CLCapSvc

iPodService.exe 2180 iPod Service

iviRegMgr.exe 2236 IviRegMgr

LSSrvc.exe 2252 LightScribeService

mdm.exe 2276 MDM

msvsmon.exe 2312 msvsmon80

msvsmon.exe 2344 N/A

svchost.exe 2404 PolicyAgent

StarWindService.exe 2428 StarWindService

usnsvc.exe 2472 usnjsvc

XAudio.exe 2552 XAudioService

hpqwmiex.exe 2564 hpqwmiex

WmiPrvSE.exe 2748 N/A

CLSched.exe 2804 CLSched

MSASCui.exe 3024 N/A

igfxpers.exe 3032 N/A

SynTPEnh.exe 3192 N/A

QLBCTRL.exe 3228 N/A

QPService.exe 3260 N/A

avgcc.exe 3268 N/A

zlclient.exe 3280 N/A

sidebar.exe 3292 N/A

wmpnscfg.exe 3344 N/A

SyncBack.exe 3412 N/A

ypops.exe 3420 N/A

WmiPrvSE.exe 3504 N/A

wmpnetwk.exe 3656 WMPNetworkSvc

unsecapp.exe 3748 N/A

sidebar.exe 3952 N/A

OUTLOOK.EXE 464 N/A

firefox.exe 4264 N/A

cmd.exe 2024 N/A

tasklist.exe 2828 N/A



"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:

> When doing net share command, you should have similar result:
>
> C:\Documents and Settings\blin>net share
>
> Share name Resource Remark
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> IPC$ Remote IPC
> print$ C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers
> Printer Drivers
> C$ C:\ Default share
> ADMIN$ C:\WINDOWS Remote Admin
> Temp C:\Temp
> HP5m IP_192.168.10.99 Spooled HP LaserJet 5MP
> The command completed successfully.
>
>
>
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "Jeremy Thomas" <JeremyThomas> wrote in message news:DE99632E-4BBF-4A87-B2E5-E26BBACC2EE9@microsoft.com...
> Thank you for the quick response. I checked and File and Printer
> sharing for Microsoft Networks is enabled in the properties of my network
> adapter. I am not familiar with the net share command, but when i type "net
> share" in the cmd window i get the following response. "The service name
> is invalid" "More help by typing NET HELPMSG 2185" When i type that in, I get
> the same error displayed "The service name is invalid" Thanks again to
> anyone who can help me with this problem.
>
> Jeremy
>
> "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
>
> > Have you enabled File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks? Also what's the result if using net share command?
> >
> > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> > "Jeremy Thomas" <JeremyThomas> wrote in message news:B11E6AEB-B678-4867-9FB8-9FF0AEBD34FA@microsoft.com...
> > Hello. I have been trying to figure this problem out and have had no luck.
> > I have searched but have found no reference to anyone having my problem. I
> > am running Windows Vista Business 32bit. When I go to the network and sharing
> > center and click on file sharing, I choose "Turn on file sharing" and then
> > hit apply. The problem is that file sharing stays turned off. There is no
> > error display at all. I am at a loss of what can be causing this.. Network
> > discovery is turned on. If i try to turn on public folder sharing I get a
> > error that says "The RPC server is unavalible". I can turn on "Password
> > protected sharing" and "Media Sharing" with no problem. With those turned on
> > I still cannot turn on file sharing. Thank you all in advance for any help
> > you can provide.
> >
> > Jeremy Thomas
> >
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Postby chicagotech » Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:54 pm

Make sure the server and computer browser services are not disabled.
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Postby chicagotech » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:38 pm

If you receive "The service name is invalid" when using net share, make share you have sharing enable. Also make sure the server service is running.
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