I have been configuring servers lately and have come across an issue that wasn’t clear.

I needed to enable network discovery, so I simply went to the advanced sharing center

I was unable to keep the sharing active.

I realized that I needed to ensure that the following services were running:

  • Function Discovery Resource Publication
    SSDP Discovery
    UPnP Device Host

Also, I wanted to see ping requests, so I enabled the following in the Advanced Firewall settings: