I am not sure this is the same issue, but you may try to add administrator
to the local service. This search result may help.
Vista issuesNetwork and sharing center freezes, server execution failed ....
Sharing center will identify the network as "unidentified network", with .
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
"Carole" <Carole.email@example.com> wrote in message
> I hope that someone can help me I have a Toshiba laptop which I had
> networked to my home pc fine until recently when I accidently changed
> the profile from private to public. I can no longer network the pc but
> the big problem is I cannot change the profile back to private. When I
> click on network and settings it tells me I am not connected to any
> network and nothing else, the customize box which should be on the right
> hand side and give me the option to change is missing. I have tried
> re-installing but it is still the same. When I try to connect I can see
> other connections but not my home pc. When I look in the firewall
> settings it tells me it is set for public but I just don't know how to
> change these settings.