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Windows 7: Log-in to my user account from any networked computer?

01 Sep 2011   #1
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Log-in to my user account from any networked computer?

Ok guys/gals,

I have searched but all I find are dead threads or not quite what I'm looking for.

Here is what I'm trying to do, I have 3 computers running win7 (1 hp & 2 ult) and I would like to be able to sit at any one of them and log-in to my Account Name and see my files,desktop,favs. ect.... And have them synced together... i.e. ... If I add a file to my default computer and then logoff and go to another computer on my network and login to my Account, the file would be there too. I hope this makes since. I do already have them networked, file sharing, streaming.

If you need any other info just let me know. Thanks


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02 Sep 2011   #2
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Hi

I'm wondering if a simple solution would be to change the location of your 'My Documents' (Properties/Location) to a common NAS or shared folder location on all machines? I've done this across different hard drives on the same PC but I've not tried it across a network address but it may be worth trying.

Regards
UKMedia
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02 Sep 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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02 Sep 2011   #4
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Wouldn't you need a domain/ client setup for that? Or can you do that in a workgroup? But yeah I think it would be easier to have the folders/files in a shared setting so you can access them. You would need a roaming user profile which is usually available in a domain client network where you loggin to the domain. Essentially you would need a windows domain server in a intranet. Please correct if this is not true.
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02 Sep 2011   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you use remote desktop that is built into Windows 7 on any of the networked machines, when you log in, you are basically sitting at your PC and anything you do there is done on your machine.
I've been doing that recently when I am downstairs on 1 of the 2 machines we have in the family room, log in with Remote Desktop and I am sitting in front of my PC upstairs.
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03 Sep 2011   #6
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Wouldn't you need a domain/ client setup for that? Or can you do that in a workgroup? But yeah I think it would be easier to have the folders/files in a shared setting so you can access them. You would need a roaming user profile which is usually available in a domain client network where you loggin to the domain. Essentially you would need a windows domain server in a intranet. Please correct if this is not true.

If you are using workgroup in a 'work' network (rather than Homegroup) then this should work by pointing all PC's to the same location.


Try this:
  • Create a shared directory on one PC or NAS;
  • In Windows Explorer click on Computer in the L/H pane.
  • Than expand Local Disk C (or whatever your primary partition is called).
  • Click on Users
  • Then click on your User account.
  • Right-click on THAT Documents folder and select the Location tab;
  • Then point to a shared location;
  • Repeat on all your PC's
Regards
UKMedia
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04 Sep 2011   #7
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks Guys/Gals,
I might try a few of these out, but I think I'm looking more for a server/terminal setup. I was just hoping for an easier way! It's ok though as it's not needed but just something I was going to give try.
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04 Sep 2011   #8
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x2 + Windows 10, Ubuntu
 
 

There is always something like Teamviewer - Free for personal use - Remote control from any PC in a LAN or even over the Net - You don't even need the software installed on the PC you are remoting from, using a web interface.

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet
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05 Sep 2011   #9
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thanks, I have team viewer but I'm not looking to control the others.
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