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Windows 7: Same logon, and xp, Vista,7 file sharing.


18 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Same logon, and xp, Vista,7 file sharing.

Okay, I wanna have all the 6 computers at my house for my 10 housemates and I to log on to any computer with the same logon. I also want to share multiple different file locations with some of these housemates but not all.

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19 May 2011   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello,

See if this guide helps. Complete guide to Networking Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Create Identical UserName and password on all computers that will be sharing all the files and other network resources. Make sure to choose the 'Workgroup' option.

For Windows 7: Create a user account
For Windows Vista: Create a user account
For Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279783
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20 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

No, I wanna make all users log onto the same user or all of users use settings for the user no matter whether they changed a setting on comp 1,2,3,4 .... I want it to transfer to the other computers


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21 May 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Then you will have to have at least Windows Professional, and will need a license for multiple computers with a single disk (usually cheaper) and run the computers under a domain
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21 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It's windows 7 ult, and windows xp pro

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21 May 2011   #6

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
...and will need a license for multiple computers with a single disk (usually cheaper) and run the computers under a domain
A networked domain is the only way I know to do exactly what you want. However, I can't imagine why you want every computer to have the same password and update eachother, unless you're in a buisness
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21 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Well, that sounds like what I want. So is there a guide for that? I want to make it so that only I can change what people are allowed to see and stuff

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21 May 2011   #8

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Here is a guide that you may want to read up on: Basic Domain Setup - The PC Guide Discussion Forums
After you read up on that, here is a domain joining guide that may help: Joining Windows 7 to a Domain
If you still have questions, You might search google for it, or post a question here. I've never completely set up a domain myself, but I've joined some XP computers. I know that it is likely that for this set-up, you will need a separate computer that can store the data collected from all the other computers, called a server. You might google how to set up a server and what it would require. I recommend the server be left alone in a cool location and not used when you start it going.
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21 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks! I'll get to reading!

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21 May 2011   #10
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

I totally misunderstood your question. Yes, you will need to have at least a Windows 2000 Server or above and configure a Domain in your Network. If this is your first time installing a Server it might be a little complicated. Clients Operating Systems shd be at least Windows XP and above.
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No, I wanna make all users log onto the same user or all of users use settings for the user no matter whether they changed a setting on comp 1,2,3,4 .... I want it to transfer to the other computers


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