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Windows 7: HomeGroup works or not?

08 Dec 2008   #1
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 
HomeGroup works or not?

Anyone had the chance to setup W7 in 2 PCs at home?

I set up a Homegroup on my network in one pc, and the other one sees it at once, and asks to connect to the homegroup. I provide the homegroup password and after trying and trying, I get an error message that this computer cannot connect to the homegroup..

Did anyone try that?


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08 Dec 2008   #2
Kryptonit3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

Homegroup works fine for me, i am able to access all resources on my second PC, both are on WIFI :-P
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08 Dec 2008   #3
Kryptonit3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

Check Screens Below, PJMONKEE is the second PC (my sisters PC), both have 6956
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08 Dec 2008   #4
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Anyone had the chance to setup W7 in 2 PCs at home?

I set up a Homegroup on my network in one pc, and the other one sees it at once, and asks to connect to the homegroup. I provide the homegroup password and after trying and trying, I get an error message that this computer cannot connect to the homegroup..

Did anyone try that?

what build are these comps??
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08 Dec 2008   #5
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

they are both 6956.
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08 Dec 2008   #6
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

hmm...then it's got to be something with my setup.

Kryptonit, what is your UAC status on the PCs? is it on or off?
Have you disabled the firewall or anything?
Have you enabled any other options on the HomeGroup starter pc? ( password sharing, public network settings etc?)

Regards
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08 Dec 2008   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

do you have network discovery on??
did you try the homegroup on both machines???


(setup from both??)
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08 Dec 2008   #8
Kryptonit3

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 6956 x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
hmm...then it's got to be something with my setup.

Kryptonit, what is your UAC status on the PCs? is it on or off?
Have you disabled the firewall or anything?
Have you enabled any other options on the HomeGroup starter pc? ( password sharing, public network settings etc?)

Regards
I have UAC completely turned off on both PC's




And for Network Sharing



Turn On Network Discovery

Turn on File and Printer Sharing (you can set permissions for shared folders and files)

And on my network:
Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change and create file
**again even with that on, you can set read-only to shared folders and files**

Media Sharing:
Media sharing is on.

Password Protected Sharing:
Turn On password Protected sharing

Windows HomeGroup Connections:
Allow Windows HomeGroup to manage homegroup connections
**if not you will need the user account name and password of the other PC**
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10 Dec 2008   #9
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Thanks a lot for the tips, I believe it had to do with either the VMWARE virtual network cards, they belonged in a Public Network which was somehow conflicting... (?) or the network bridge I had made.

It was fixed when I disabled them both...
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10 Dec 2008   #10
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by limneos View Post
Thanks a lot for the tips, I believe it had to do with either the VMWARE virtual network cards, they belonged in a Public Network which was somehow conflicting... (?) or the network bridge I had made.

It was fixed when I disabled them both...

ok thats good
it would of been better if you would specified that you were using a VM...
i was thinking it was an actual machine...lol
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