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Windows 7: Add Advanced Sharing and Security Locations

09 Jul 2010   #11

Windows XP Home/Vista/7, Ubuntu

Dialog Box 5 is for selecting another machine on the network.
"create another User group on both machines"
Sounds like a good idea too...

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08 Aug 2010   #12

Windows XP Home/Vista/7, Ubuntu

A lot of people are saying what I want is immpossible, but windows help says
Click to define the root location from which to begin your search.
Check Names
Locates all matching or similar object names listed in the Enter the object names to select box by using the selected object types and directory location.
Enter the object names to select (examples)
Provides a space for you to type the object names that you want to find. You can search for multiple objects by separating each name with a semicolon. Use one of the following syntax examples:
DisplayName (example: FirstName LastName)
ObjectName (example: Computer1)
UserName (example: User1)
ObjectName@DomainName (example: User1@Domain1)
DomainName\ObjectName (example: Domain1\User1)

Someone needs to report this as an error, tell me how to get it working, or reconcile these contradictory facts by telling me that Microsoft is in the habit of leaving broken, pointless dialog boxes in the operating system as well as help documents detailing their supposed use.
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25 Nov 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Sorries for bumping an old topic, but it's one of the first results for this problem and doesn't solve it.

Those options are widely-used in Domains. I suppose the reason for asking the Location is for when you have multiple Domain Servers, you get the option to set a user from a different Server (Since both are active at the same time), which is why it is no use on home networks.

There ARE Workarounds though. Windows may or may not ask for a password when connecting computers, plus if in the same HomeGroup Windows just skips asking for a password.

My suggestion: Change your advanced sharing options to ask for a password, and let Windows manage the Homegroup. Then only add the Notebook and Computer to the Homegroup. From any other computer you'll need to input your username and password from your machine to connect. Not the perfect security, but hey, it's windows...
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