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Windows 7: Networking Issue

14 Sep 2010   #1
TBotNik

Multiple OSs Window and Linux
 
 
Networking Issue

All,

Not really happy with W7 security because you can not see computers that are not in your homegroup.

I have several laptops that must connect into 3 seperate LAN groups and each have different Domain/Workgroup names.

How do I do this is W7?

This was easy in XP (our corp standard).

Thanks!

OMR


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14 Sep 2010   #2
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBotNik View Post
All,

Not really happy with W7 security because you can not see computers that are not in your homegroup.

I have several laptops that must connect into 3 seperate LAN groups and each have different Domain/Workgroup names.

How do I do this is W7?

This was easy in XP (our corp standard).

Thanks!

OMR
Hello TBotNik, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

HomeGroups is only compatible with Windows 7 computers (mostly). However you can use the older Workgroup networking with XP, Vista, and 7. Here is an older thread where going from HomeGroup to Workgroup is discussed:

3 PC Network Sharing

Cheers!
Robert
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14 Sep 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBotNik View Post
All,

Not really happy with W7 security because you can not see computers that are not in your homegroup.

I have several laptops that must connect into 3 seperate LAN groups and each have different Domain/Workgroup names.

How do I do this is W7?

This was easy in XP (our corp standard).

Thanks!

OMR
True indeed about only Windows 7 can access or use Homegroups so what you are seeing is normal for a mixed Op system network.

You can however set up seperate User groups to allow other Op systems with a Workgroup to run along side Homegroups. This also allows for sharing to individual users in a particular User group.

The .xps download in the link below shows you how.
Download details: Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Sharing with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and other operating systems
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