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Windows 7: Small office network setup

06 Aug 2013   #1
sangar

win 7 64bit
 
 
Small office network setup

hello everyone i have about 20 computer in one room. all windows 7, i want to setup some kind of network. i have one pc also with win7 and sheared one of the partitions on the PC for everyone to see... whats the best way or any ways to shear file between all computers....


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06 Aug 2013   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'm assuming that there's no Windows Server (eg... Windows Server 2008/2012/SBS) in your network? What are the versions (Home, Pro or Ultimate) of these Windows 7 computers?

Will you be connecting all computers to the Internet as well? Do you have network switches? Is the setup going to be wired/wireless?
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06 Aug 2013   #3
sangar

win 7 64bit
 
 

No theres no windows server thye all have win 7. And i am using a 24 port switch yes they all are connected to the internet. And wired
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06 Aug 2013   #4
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

The best setup that you may have is the Homegroup since there's no Server(s) neither mixed Operating Systems. It's great that all the computers are wired. Will you be implementing wireless connectivity? If you are, create a Guest Account in your Router so that the Users with the wireless devices are isolated from your network. Usually Guest Account is for your Guests.

Edit: You might want to create a policy for the Users not to go to illegal sites, you may block illegal sites/ports in your router or security device (if you have one).
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28 Oct 2013   #5
sangar

win 7 64bit
 
 

Hey thanks for all your help. I have done what u told me. but now i have one problem. Some times most of my computers are disepare i have to power the switch off then back on then they come back on what do u think the problem is thanks
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28 Oct 2013   #6
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Just to clarify, you meant the computers disconnect or disappear from your network? Please correct me if I'm wrong....
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Some times most of my computers are disepare i have to power the switch off then back on then they come back on what do u think the problem is thanks
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28 Oct 2013   #7
sangar

win 7 64bit
 
 

Disappear. Sorry for the misspelle im on the iphone. But yeah they just disappear To bring them back i have to power off the switch then power it back on then they come back again
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28 Oct 2013   #8
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

No worries sangar..... If the computers that are shared off from your network disappear, are you still able to access the shared folders/files?

Are all of the computers affected or some? Have you tried changing the network switch?
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