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Windows 10 Version 1803 Update Issue

Product: Zoo
Summary: Discusses the Windows 10 version 1803 update and it's impact on the Zoo


There have been reports that after installing Microsoft's Spring Creators Update for Windows 10, version 1803, Rhino is no longer able to obtain licenses from a Zoo server.

More Information

You may have had issues with the detection of PCs and devices in the local area network. While there are plenty of possible explanations for PCs not showing up anymore when you try to access them, chance is high that a change in the Spring Creators Update version of Windows 10 is responsible for the issue.

Microsoft removed the Homegroup functionality from Windows 10 version 1803; the issue, however, may affect non-Homegroup PCs and PCs that used the Homegroup functionality that Windows provided.

Usually, you should be able to access devices in the network through their IP address or name, but this may not work properly anymore in Windows 10 version 1803.

Possible Solution

First, make sure the new Windows 10 Name resolution requirements are meant by looking as covered in the Windows 10 Version 1803 Name Resolution Issue

You need to check and change the status of a networking related service in the new version of Windows 10. Function Discovery Resource Publication is a networking service that ensures that devices are discovered in a local computer network.

Publishes this computer and resources attached to this computer so they
can be discovered over the network. If this service is stopped, network
resources will no longer be published and they will not be discovered by
other computers on the network.

The service is set to manual both in Windows 10 version 1709 and Windows 10 version 1803, but it may not be started by the system anymore in Windows 10 version 1803.

  • Therefore, you may want to try changing the startup type of the service from Manual to Automatic.

Here is what you need to do to correct the issue (or at least try it to see if it resolves the network discovery issue on your network):

  1. Tap on the Windows-key to open the Start Menu, or click on the Start Menu icon.
  2. Type services.msc and double-click on the result. This opens the Services Manager on the computer.
  3. Locate the service Function Discovery Resource Publication. Its status should be blank which means that is not running.
  4. Double-click on the service to open its properties.
  5. Click in the Startup type menu and switch startup to Automatic.
  6. Restart the PC after you have clicked on the OK button to apply the changes.

zoo/windows101803.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/14 (external edit)