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Windows 7: Detecting Users from remote Computers/Machines

15 Apr 2010   #1
thugster69

Windows 7
 
 
Detecting Users from remote Computers/Machines

Hey guys

I'm having trouble setting up my home network. What I'm trying to do is to add my remote PC' s User(myLaptop-Kevin) to the folder permission settings..

Tidbits:

1. myLaptop is detected in my Network. So I guess the physical connection is good. See picture.



2. Also, the remote computer/user is Homegroup'ed to this computer.



3. But when I try to share a folder or especially a Drive thru Right Click>Properties>Sharing>Advanced Sharing>Permission>Add.. the remote user is not detected..



4. And when I try to type my remote computers name and user manually, it says 'Name Not Found'.



5. I also cannot access mapped network drive from my remote laptop..


The reason for this question is that I want to define the access of my files through my network.

And also, I want to develop a visual basic application that can interface to the SQL Server 2008 Database installed on my Laptop..

I hope somebody can help me on this problem.. Since you are my only hope and Ive been scouring the net for two days now..

Thank You very much.


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15 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you right click on the file/folder/drive and go to Share With... you should be able to choose Homegroup from the list.

Quote:
Resources:

http://forums.techarena.in/networkin...ty/1143160.htm
http://forums.techarena.in/operating...ms/1318916.htm
Sharing and Permissions[2]=Networking%20Internet

Also: In order to use a homegroup, all PCs have to be using Windows 7. Otherwise you have to use a workgroup.
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15 Apr 2010   #3
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thugster69 View Post
Hey guys

I'm having trouble setting up my home network. What I'm trying to do is to add my remote PC' s User(myLaptop-Kevin) to the folder permission settings..

Tidbits:

1. myLaptop is detected in my Network. So I guess the physical connection is good. See picture.



2. Also, the remote computer/user is Homegroup'ed to this computer.



3. But when I try to share a folder or especially a Drive thru Right Click>Properties>Sharing>Advanced Sharing>Permission>Add.. the remote user is not detected..



4. And when I try to type my remote computers name and user manually, it says 'Name Not Found'.



5. I also cannot access mapped network drive from my remote laptop..


The reason for this question is that I want to define the access of my files through my network.

And also, I want to develop a visual basic application that can interface to the SQL Server 2008 Database installed on my Laptop..

I hope somebody can help me on this problem.. Since you are my only hope and Ive been scouring the net for two days now..

Thank You very much.

You cannot set sharing permissions for anyone who does not have an account on the computer you are working on... that is at your desktop you can add \mydesktop\kevin but you cannot add \mylaptop\anyone.

Also, please note that under Home Networking, unless you have "use usernames and passwords to access computers" enabled those permissions don't even get noticed since the HomeGroup is working off your homregroup password only.

Finally... Unless both machines are on Win7 you're going to run into a bunch of problems with Home Networking.
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15 Apr 2010   #4
thugster69

Windows 7
 
 

@NSGM

Why is it that my context menu>Share With has only Advanced Sharing?

@Common
But now, how can I interface that SQL Server 2008 in this config?(It's a bit out of the blue, but that's my biggest problem!)
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15 Apr 2010   #5
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Your context menu probably only has Advanced Sharing because you haven't set your Homegroup up properly.
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15 Apr 2010   #6
thugster69

Windows 7
 
 

Is there any guide here so that I can set it up properly?

Also, how can I use other computer services from other machines like sql server 2008?

EDIT:
Does the Home Network name of both my Desktop and Laptop be the same? Mine's name is "Home Network" on both sides..
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15 Apr 2010   #7
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

SQL Server 2008 administration over remote client is a whole different story to a file share. You can have SQL Server remote admin working without having any file shares. I never use Homegroup, so I can't help in that front, but I do know how to use normal sharing - just create "kevin" in your desktop, and have "kevin" in desktop the same password as "kevin" in laptop. I think that'll solve your problem.

zzz2496
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15 Apr 2010   #8
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Here's the tutorial on Sharing & Permissions:
Sharing and Permissions

Here's the tutorial on setting up a Home Group (Remember, all PCs have to be Win7)
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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16 Apr 2010   #9
thugster69

Windows 7
 
 

@Last two replies

Thanks for the help! I guess I'll just be looking for a guide on how to remotely access my SQL Server 2008. On the whole, thank you very much!! Thanks for bothering in answering my questions!
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16 Apr 2010   #10
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thugster69 View Post
@NSGM

Why is it that my context menu>Share With has only Advanced Sharing?

@Common
But now, how can I interface that SQL Server 2008 in this config?(It's a bit out of the blue, but that's my biggest problem!)
This is a totally different question than the one I thought I was answering.

I'll let the others work with you on it....
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