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Windows 7: Setting up a Windows 7 Network between multiple computers

14 Aug 2013   #1
Mamafoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Setting up a Windows 7 Network between multiple computers

Hello all --

I have worked as a designer on PC and MAC for 20 years, but have never had to do the following task, and have not found good source info through Google searches:

  • I will have a "Master" laptop in one main room in which I will collect presentations for speakers who will be presenting these PPT/Video files in other meeting rooms
  • The Master computer will be setup with folders on the desktop that are named to reflect the remote meeting room names.
  • Each Presentation room will have 2 laptops (Main and backup) ... the presenter in that room needs to be able to access the files that reside on the Master computer
  • How do I set up the Network parameters of all the computers?
    How do I create folders to share files across the network?

I hope this is clear -- I have watched this done before, but have never had to set it up start-to-finish myself.

Thanks for any help you can lend to me!


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14 Aug 2013   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

What is the Operating System of the Master PC where you will be storing files and act as a file server? Are the other PCs mixed of Windows O/Ses?

Are you trying to setup and network both wired and wireless computers and other devices (if available)?
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14 Aug 2013   #3
Mamafoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thx for your quick response!

All Laptops are same hardware and will be mirror images of each other ... all Windows 7.

I believe they will all be hard wired, but am not completely sure.

Sorry not to give you that info to begin with ..

Thx for your help!
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15 Aug 2013   #4
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

If all the computers will have Windows 7 installed, Homegroup setup will be doable for both wired and wireless devices. If there's a Server involved, please let us know.

I would also highly recommend a Network Attached Storage (NAS) to store files or you may also use this as a backup File Server for redundancy backup. Here's an Article to read about NAS.
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17 Aug 2013   #5
Mamafoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you!!
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17 Aug 2013   #6
Mamafoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hello 2xg --

Is there a more direct way to do this outside of Homegroup? So that I have shortcut folders to the remote room laptops on my desktop of the Master laptop that I can drag and drop files into?
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17 Aug 2013   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mamafoo View Post
Hello 2xg --

Is there a more direct way to do this outside of Homegroup? So that I have shortcut folders to the remote room laptops on my desktop of the Master laptop that I can drag and drop files into?
You can easily map network locations and put them on your desktop for easy access.
Network Connections - Create Shortcut
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17 Aug 2013   #8
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

I second that...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mamafoo View Post
Hello 2xg --

Is there a more direct way to do this outside of Homegroup? So that I have shortcut folders to the remote room laptops on my desktop of the Master laptop that I can drag and drop files into?
You can easily map network locations and put them on your desktop for easy access.
Network Connections - Create Shortcut
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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