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HomeGroup - Link your Online ID and Share Files

How to Link your Live ID and Share Files in Windows 7 HomeGroup
Published by swarfega
22 Feb 2009
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How to Link your Live ID and Share Files in Windows 7 HomeGroup

information   Information
This tutorial will guide you through the process to show you how to link your desktop account with your online services like Windows Live ID so you can share files with friends.
Note   Note

Microsoft recently enabled the link online id feature which allows you to link your user account with online services such as Windows Live ID.

Using this will make it much easier to share files with other similarly registered friends.

To get an idea of what this could be used for, Microsoft shows us this scenario:

On his homegroup, Bob wants to share certain documents with his wife but not with his kids. Simply by specifying his wife's Windows Live ID user name, Bob can give his wife exclusive permission to access documents on his computer.
warning   Warning
This feature is still under construction and while it seemed to work when I tested it, there maybe the odd bug or two.




FIRST:
Before we begin, you will need to download and install the latest Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant.



STEP ONE
Link your User Account with your Live ID
1) Open Control Panel and go to Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts (you can type that into the address bar to make it easier to find).
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2) Click on the Link online IDs link in the left side panel.
NOTE: This will take you to the Link online IDs page:
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3) Click on Add linked ID which will bring up the Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant.
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4) Here you can enter any microsoft Live ID account such as your hotmail username or your messenger username.

5) It will take a few moments to generate the certificates and login for your account.
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6) When thats done you'l be taken back to your windows user account page.
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7) Click on the OK button and your done.





STEP TWO
Sharing Files
1) To share a file with someone else in the homegroup who has already linked their user accounts with an Online ID Provider, such as Windows Live ID - right click on that file and choose share with specific people.
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2) This will open the sharing wizard where you can select who you want to share the file with.
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3) This will give you a list of everyone whose been setup to share files across the network. You can add who you want and give them appropriate permissions.



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22 Oct 2011   #1
tekeek

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

So I did this, but the only issue is the live ID I setup on the other machine (PC1) does not show up in Specific users on (PC2). ?

SOLVED

I had to completely start from scratch and forgot that I had a system still on the group, which caused allot of issues. After starting from scratch and rebooting everything along with using lived ID on each computer, issue resolved. Now only a windows user ID setup on a system would broadcast to all computers like the live IDS did.

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