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Windows 7: Logon to different accounts on different computers on the same network

07 Jan 2012   #1
mjoe2

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Logon to different accounts on different computers on the same network

At my school you can logon to your account on any computer in the school. I want to do this for my computer and my brothers computer, but I don't know how.


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07 Jan 2012   #2
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

In order to do this in the same way at home as you do in school you would need to install and set-up a server. In school you actually log into the server not the local machine, which is why you can log in from any machine, and get you preferences.
It is possible to access files on one system from another on a home severless system (workgroup), by setting up identical accounts on each machine and sharing files. On win7 systems you are best served by using homegroup
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07 Jan 2012   #3
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjoe2 View Post
At my school you can logon to your account on any computer in the school. I want to do this for my computer and my brothers computer, but I don't know how.
Welcome Mjoe2 to the windows 7 forums.

One way is to create identical user accounts on both machines. This way each of you will have your own configuration.

Adding account methods is done via control panel and user accounts.

Rich
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