|21 Oct 2009||#2|
You won't be able to connect them to a Homegroup - although this is just a clever GUI front end for accessing a lot of features that are already available in previous Windows versions*.
You should just be able to put your Windows 7 PC in the same workgroup as the NT machines, and providing file sharing etc is all set up properly, there will not be much difference between Windows 7, and whatever you replaced with it.
*I know Homegroup's do a little bit more than just this, but for the sake of the problem I think my explanation is justified.
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|22 Oct 2009||#10|
In Control Panel of Win7, Network and Sharing Center, top left. Click change advanced sharing settings. Click the dropdown arrow for home or work.
Turn on network discovery. Turn on file and print sharing. Turn off public folder sharing, unless you want this for some reason. Use 128 bit encryption. Turn on password protected sharing.
Make sure that there is a password set and active for the Win7 user account. Reboot if necessary. Machines all should see each other now.
On Win7, start menu search box, type services.msc, hit enter. Make sure computer browser, workstation, network list service, network location awareness are all set to Automatic and are running.
Go on an XP machine and open a command prompt. Type net view, hit enter and see the goods.
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