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Windows 7: Win 7(32b) won't share second drive

12 Jul 2011   #1
Harrzack

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 
Win 7(32b) won't share second drive

Have Dell Dimension 8400 I fixed up with new disk and 4g ram. Put a clean Win7 32 install on the new 500g disk, and formatted the old 250 as a spare disk. Nice box!

My main machine is a Win7 64b Ultimate box - I can network to an XP SP3 box, and the Dell 8400 main disk (made a folder there and shared it). But the Dell box just won't allow any connection to that second disk or a folder in it.

All machines on same workgroup. AFAIK "HomeGroup" stuff is all turned off. I have a user by the same name on both Win7 machines... have REPEATEDLY gone over the network settings for private/public - and all seems correct.

Is there something about sharing a non-main disk? I just want a drop box on this Win32 machine as it will ultimately become a development server for MS SQL Server 2008 express.

I supposed this same kind of question has been asked a thousand times here - yet another testament to just how 'easy' Windoze networking can be!

=Alan R.


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12 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

you may want to look over this, just to make sure you haven't missed something.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

Of course file and printer sharing needs to be on for all the computers connected as well.
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13 Jul 2011   #3
Harrzack

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Thanks - I don't think Everybody is there. Will check later and get back.

=Alan R.
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13 Jul 2011   #4
brady

 

You'll need the everyone group with full or modify
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13 Jul 2011   #5
Harrzack

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Thanks to all - esp Maguscreed with the link to the details on setting up "Everyone". That DID the trick! Will def save a link to THAT tut.
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13 Jul 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

save this one while you're at it.
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
contained somewhere on that page is a tutorial for pretty much everything you could ever think to do.
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