Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 "simple" sharing tutorial needed!

03 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7
Windows 7 "simple" sharing tutorial needed!

I have multiple computers on my LAN. One is a newly converted to Windows 7 Professional equipped machine and the other 5 are Win XP. Here is what I need to do.
1) I need file sharing between the Windows 7 machine and my two file servers WITHOUT HAVING TO INPUT PASSWORDS.
2) I need the Windows 7 machine to be able to boot to life WITHOUT HAVING TO INPUT PASSWORDS or click user icons. These computers operate UNattended and if a power fail should occur, the Windows 7 machine must boot to life without human intervention.
3) Users on any of the XP machines must be able to access files on the Windows 7 Machine again without having to input passwords.

I am sure all this "you need permission to access this file" is nice in some applications, but not in mine. In fact, when I try to input my administrator password from one of the XP machines, I get a message that says "you do not have permission to perform this action." This even tho I am the administrator in all the machines and have the same username/PW in all the machines. How does one GET "permission" to read/write files between Windows 7 and XP machines?

Windows 7 tech support got to my User Page where the ()checkbox is to check "USERS MUST ENTER A PASSWORD TO ACCESS THIS COMPUTER". The unchecked the option and removed the password. This allowed the computer to boot up unattended. But when I went back and entered the system-wide password so users could access the Windows 7 machine, the login ocon came back and again the Windows 7 machine will not boot into operation without entering the username/PW. I am not able to find the User Page List again and the help file is no help. Any clues here?

Is there a way to disable all of these new "permissions" methodology so users can freely access between computers? One of my engineer associates says: "Avoid Windows 7 like the plague", but I am trying to persist and figure out how to use it.


My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows 7 "simple" sharing tutorial needed!

Thread Tools

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33