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Network and Sharing Center Not Showing Connected Networks

When the laptop is hard wired into our corporate network, it gets internet access, but the connection does not show up in the network and sharing center.  This means we cannot create a VPN based off of that connection.  All other users have the domain connection listed.  The laptop has access to all of the servers without the need for authentication so it is obviously connected to the domain.  The profile is set to Home under advanced settings which may be part of the problem.   The network and sharing center  This is what the Network and Sharing screen currently looks like when the laptop is hard wired in and has internet access.  If anyone can help to restore the domain listing on this screen or provide any help, please respond.
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ded9Commented:
Check network location awareness service...make sure its started and automatic...also make sure you have installed latest drivers for you nic card.



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johnb6767Commented:
First guess....

Make sure that the "Network List Service" is started, and set to Automatic.....

Description of that service - Identifies the networks to which the computer has connected, collects and stores properties for these networks, and notifies applications when these properties change.

And are there any errors related to any other services in the Event Logs?
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Ivano ViolaSystem AdministratorCommented:
Try uninstalling/re-installing the network adapter in Device manger. See if that solves the problem.

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avoginiAuthor Commented:
Both the network location awareness service and the network list service are started and set to automatic.  I've tried to uninstall and re-install the network adapter too with no luck.
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ded9Commented:
Make sure ipv6 is enabled

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9732129

Reboot and check.




Ded9
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avoginiAuthor Commented:
IPv6 is enabled.  
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ded9Commented:
Click on change adapter setting from Network and Sharing Center  ...post screenshot...

Launch device manager..click on show hidden devices on top..under network adapter...post the screenshot.



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avoginiAuthor Commented:
The laptop is currently in use, but i know what each screen looked like.  On the change adapter settings screen, the wireless was disconnected as it should be, and the wired connection only said connected.  It didn't list the domain name like it normally would.  And in device manager, there were no problems with the ethernet port.  I updated the drivers as well to see if that would fix the problem
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ded9Commented:
Reboot computer after updating the drivers.


Ded9
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avoginiAuthor Commented:
I've rebooted the computer multiple times after installing the new drivers with no luck
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ded9Commented:
Pl post setting of

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings



Ded9
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avoginiAuthor Commented:
The profile was set to public.  I think it should be domain though.  As for the options, network discovery and file and printer sharing are turned off.  Public folder sharing is off as well.  File sharing connections has the 2nd option checked.

I believe the computer should be on the domain profile, but I don't see any way to change it without having the connection appear on the main Network and Sharing Center screen
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ded9Commented:
Login locally...uninstall nic drivers reboot and login locally again..then try to join the domain and reboot.



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ded9Commented:
Can also try this script to change the network profile from public to home and work.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dimeby8/archive/2009/06/10/change-unidentified-network-from-public-to-work-in-windows-7.aspx


I think the problem lies in the network profile.



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johnb6767Commented:
At this point I would disjoin the domain, and go to a temp workgroup. (make sure you have a local admin account on the box, as the built in is disabled by default). Delete the PC account in AD, and rejoin the PC......
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avoginiAuthor Commented:
I tried disjoining the domain, deleting the account and then rejoining the domain.  none of it worked.  I also did a system restore to a time when everything was working and it didn't work either.  I don't know where I can go from here.
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ded9Commented:
Did u try the script.

Also try gpupdate /force...reboot and check.

Can try this hotfix.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028749/

Last option is repair install...after repair try connecting to domain

Boot to desktop...insert the windows 7 disc...launch setup...click upgrade option....this will repair your windows install... complete the repair install.

You will not loose any data or programs during the repair install process




Ded9


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avoginiAuthor Commented:
Tried everything and still can't get it to work.  Any more ideas?
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ded9Commented:
Only option left is to do a clean install.


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avoginiAuthor Commented:
After trying every option mentioned, the only thing left is to rebuild the machine
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