Domain Unauthenticated in Vista Network Sharing Center?

Well…   there are many reasons this can happen, but I found a new one today that I thought I would share with you all.

If you see the “Unauthenticated” message in the Network and Sharing Center like this:



……you may well be running Eset NOD32 V3.x or Eset Smart Security.

Now…  before you go un-installing, this issue does not seem to affect anything actually working on the network in any way.   The issue is that the Web Access Protection in NOD32 seems to be blocking Vista from doing something here.   

The workaround is to go into Eset NOD32 advanced settings and disable just the Web access protection until Eset fix this bug.

14-11-2008 15-03-02


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  2 Replies to “Domain Unauthenticated in Vista Network Sharing Center?”

  1. Paul
    December 2, 2008 at 6:02 am

    This did not work for me, I’m runnning ESET NOD32 version 3.0.672.0

  2. Serge Desrochers
    February 20, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I’m in that situation but I’m running Office scan.

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