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Windows 7: How to Login to mutiple computer logins with a single computer

22 Jul 2012   #1

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How to Login to mutiple computer logins with a single computer

I currently have mutiple computers at my place. Once the computer turned on i want the option of which login for the current computer to use, it can login it current computer or the mutiples computer with their content/data all inside. So more like an computer linked. Example, it can only to A or B, A is the current computer data, while B have all the data of the different computer monitor datas, and if i login B it will show that current computer info. And same goes to the B computer, i can login to A or B on the B computer. What makes this very good is that, both the computer logins are sort of connected, for example if im on actual computer A, but logined to computer B and downloaded/changed some files/data on the B login, once i login on computer B to login B, the changes will apply even tho the changes are done in computer A.

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22 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

I am only aware of this being possible on a domain. Connecting is easy. Setting it up is the hard part. I believe there is a program that syncs data, but am not aware of its name. ?

Try this:
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22 Jul 2012   #3

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Is the connecting 2 computer login when logined on the website? or once the computer is startup, they will ask for which login to log along with the password set to them, whichever you log will show whichever computer screen.
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22 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

With mesh, it should just be a connection to any computer you set it up on. You can install files, remove files, change files, etc. It doesn't sound like it is exactly what you are looking for. In this case it is just remoting into another computer, however many you have set up, and have passwords for.

I am not sure how you might find what you are looking for exactly, or if it is even possible to do. I know that you can set up a server to which you can connect all your computers to on a domain, using any log on from any of the computers, even at the same time. You can use this software (home server) for the server, which unfortunatly will be discontinued soon: Windows Home Server 2011 - Microsoft Windows - you will need server hardware.

So much is being pushed to 'the cloud'. You might find a web based cloud service to connect your computers to, though I am not sure about logins on multiple computers. I do not know more on this subject. Sorry friend
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22 Jul 2012   #5

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Thanks for the window mesh information, but its not quitely what it i was looking for, but also somewhat similar. I researched about mesh and see that its like an messanger where you login then select the computer you want to connect to.
But what i was lookin for was actually once the computer is turn on, on the login screen as shown below, will show the logins to the other computer right there. As shown on this image bleow:

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22 Jul 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Yea, sorry man, I'm just not sure it is available, or I just don't know about it.
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23 Jul 2012   #7

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Thanks for the help tho, but hope someone in this forum knows or is computer savvvy enough. Do you know of any forum that have bunch of computer savvy people who knows about these type of stuff.
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24 Jul 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

yep, this one. I know windows 7 cannot do what you need by itself. I suggested you try connecting it to a domain on a server, and offered you something else to try, though not quite what you were after. I also hinted that you might find something that will do what you need, cloud-based. You declined it all.

I thought I was computer savvy

There is nothing that can do what you want it to do on windows 7, exactly. I am not sure if it can be done on another operating system or not. Wish I was more helpful
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24 Jul 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

This is most likely not what you want either, but it at least is possible.
You can share folders/public folders so everyone can access files that you store publicly. You can also do this with homegroup. However, this is hardly helpful if you want certain things to be accessed by certain people and not others.

The only reason I can see of a system such that it contains multiple logins where everyone can access certain things and not others would be a work environment, which would be best with a server. That is how you would give permissions easily to specific people and not others. I don't know why you would do this in a home. You actually haven't mentioned why you need this setup.

You might try this, now that I think about it: Say you have 3 computers in a home. This would require some advanced sharing setting changes. Turn on network discovery, file/printer sharing and public folder sharing for all computers. make sure you turn all computers on. For a specific folder you want to share, right-click the folder, select properties. Click the "sharing" tab and click share. You should be able to see the computers, and you can select whether people can read content in the folder, or read and write (change, delete, insert content). Do this with all files you want to share, and it will be different for each person (select who you want access to a file).

This is obviously not exactly what you want, but it is something. At this point I am puzzled as to why you want the ability to log in on one computer with access to multiple user accounts on multiple computers for that one computer...
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24 Jul 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

If you are familier with computer networking it is easier to achieve what you want. Networking topic is a very exhaustive one and I will give only a brief introduction.

Computer networks are of two types.

1. Client-Server networks
2. Peer-2-Peer networks

In the first scenerio a server will do the login authentication for all the clients.
In the Peer-2-Peer networks there is no server and all the computers take the role of individual authentication and sharing amongst each other.

Whether in scenerio 1 or 2 each computer in a network needs to be assigned an unique IP address so that they communicate with each other.

Ex: Computer 1 IP:
Computer 2 IP:
Computer 3 IP:

and so on with a subnet mask of

Each computer can also be named uniquely. You will see these computers in the Network icon with these names.

Now coming to connecting to another computer there are several ways.

1. Remote Desktop Connection
2. VNC
2. Other similar programs freely available on internet.

Remote Desktop Connection is an application which is included in windows since XP days.

You will find it in Start - All Programs - Accessories folder.

Once you open this program you will be presented with a login dialog box, where you have to give either the computer name or IP address and Username and password. This username and password is not your computer's but for the computer you are connecting. Once you fill in these details and press the Connect button, a window will open you will see the other computer's desktop inside this window. Now you can do whatever you want to do. If you run a program inside this window, that program will run on the remote computer and not on your local machine.

To enable you to connect to other computers on the network you should enable the Remote Desktop connection. This can be done by opening the system properties, going to Remote tab and click on the second or third option.

Remote desktop will allow you to see the other computer and run programs on it, but you can not copy data between each other.

For exchange of data you have to use network shares.

VNC is a similar third party program, which you needs to install on every computer so that you can connect to each other. Some versions of VNC like UltraVNC will also allow you to transfer files between computers.

These types of Remote Desktop Sharing works on Domain based networks and also peer-2-peer networks. They also work over internet and you can connect to your friend's computer on the otherside of the world. You may have to create rules on your firewall to allow these connections.
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