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Windows 7: Access folders and files on Domain

29 Aug 2012   #1
vv211

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/SP1
 
 
Access folders and files on Domain

I'm running windows 7 64 bit Home Premium.
I'm at college and I'd like to be able to access to the printers and some of the files on their network that are available from the computers they have set up in the labs. Now, I know that in order to JOIN a domain, I would need to have Professional or higher, but from reading around it seems that even with just home premium I should be able to have access to the files and such on a domain. But whenever I click on "Network" from from computer all I'm seeing is my own computer.
So, what do I need to do to access the files and printers, or do I actually need to buy professional to do this?




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31 Aug 2012   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

VV211, You might be able to access the files directly by using the share with the fully qualified name ie \\server\share or mapping the share directly by the name. I install printers with the IP of the printer and that also works.

Rich
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31 Aug 2012   #3
vv211

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/SP1
 
 

Ok thanks. I'll give that a try when i have my next class, which will be wednesday.
Also, how exactly do I do that?
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01 Sep 2012   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vv211 View Post
Ok thanks. I'll give that a try when i have my next class, which will be wednesday.
Also, how exactly do I do that?
what you do is to go to map network drive
put \\server\share and select the drive letter you wish them to be.
you will have to put in a userid and password that is different from your
local system login.

Most of it is pretty easy to figure out.

Rich
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05 Sep 2012   #5
vv211

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/SP1
 
 

Couldn't connect. Is this something that they would have done on their end? I don't know if they're specifically sharing any of the drives to users outside of the domain


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06 Sep 2012   #6
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

VV211, first you have to know the exact share name and the userid/password for a authorized user.

the name \\server\share was an example not a valid share

You need to ask the admin for the share that your trying to get to, what it's name and such are.

Rich
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