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How to Enable Network Discovery in Server 2022

In this article, I will explain how to enable network discovery in Windows Server 2022. Network Discovery is a Windows feature that permits Windows computers to discover and find other devices and computers on the network. When you are connected to a private network, like your home/workplace, the Windows discovery feature is automatically turned on.

Network discovery function

By default, the Network detection in Windows Server 2022 is disabled (for security reasons). Below is the function that offers us options such as.

Active – You can view servers and access other devices and computers on the network.

Disable – The default option doesn’t allow us to see other devices on the network.

Custom – this is the option to adjust network discovery settings to limit some of them.

Enable Network Discovery in Server 2022

Launch the Control Panel by typing in the Windows search bar.

Search control panel

Click on Network and Sharing Center.

Control Panel

On your left side, click on Change advanced sharing settings.

Network and sharing center

Expand the Domain section and then turn on the Activate network detection box. Apply the changes by clicking on the save changes button.

Enable network discovery

Now, open the file browser and then verify that devices are detected on your network.

Enable network discovery networks

Open service by typing Services in the Windows search bar.

Search Services

In the services fine and open the Function detection resource publication service.

Services

Set it to Automatic, status start, and then apply the changes.

Function recovery resource service

Now open the SSDP Discovery service.

Set it to Automatic and then click ok to apply the changes.

SSDP discovery host service

Open the UPnP host devices service

Set it to Automatic and then click ok to apply the changes.

UPnP device host service

After applying the changes, we will have activated network discovery in Windows Server 2022.

Conclusion

In the above steps, we have learned how to enable network discovery in Windows Server 2022. This is the way to solve this problem in our server. It is important to check the computers/devices inside the network.

For more details please visit Microsoft

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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