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Windows 7: Real time to get Windows 7 functioning as XP install

17 Apr 2010   #51
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Usually in a NAS situation (well, most of them are running either Linux or some type of UNIX), the underlying file system is usually native to that OS, say a Linux NAS will use Ext 3 or Ext 4, on a Unix (most of them are BSD) will use UFS. ACL implementation under those OSes are through extended meta data capability of the native OS. Basically they are mimicking NTFS behavior using native file system and expose those behaviors through SAMBA. If your files' ACL got changed, it's not corruption(s), it's Windows doing something...

zzz2496
EXT-3 in my case (D-Link 2 bay) and that's what I thought... like it was a self-defense move on behalf of the NAS itself. I know that windows networking is only an emulation on that box, because I had to actually turn it on in the setup UI.


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17 Apr 2010   #52
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

In my experience, Homegroups have been the easiest setup I have ever used!

The XP Workgroups were terrible, but homegroups set up so easily.

~Lordbob
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17 Apr 2010   #53
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
In my experience, Homegroups have been the easiest setup I have ever used!

The XP Workgroups were terrible, but homegroups set up so easily.

~Lordbob
Not when you've got XP, 2000, 2003, 2008, Linux, OSx or just about any other OS you care to name on the same network it's not.

That's the problem... It's totally incompatible with almost all previuos forms of networking.
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17 Apr 2010   #54
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
In my experience, Homegroups have been the easiest setup I have ever used!

The XP Workgroups were terrible, but homegroups set up so easily.

~Lordbob
Not when you've got XP, 2000, 2003, 2008, Linux, OSx or just about any other OS you care to name on the same network it's not.

That's the problem... It's totally incompatible with almost all previuos forms of networking.
Fair enough.

I did manage to get it working with XP (sorta).

~Lordbob
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17 Apr 2010   #55
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
In my experience, Homegroups have been the easiest setup I have ever used!

The XP Workgroups were terrible, but homegroups set up so easily.

~Lordbob
If you have all Win 7 computers, that's fine. But a lot of us don't. And Win 7 darn sure does not make it easy for mixed OS's to form a group.
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17 Apr 2010   #56
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Am I the only one that thinks SMB/CIFS access = super easy...?

zzz2496
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17 Apr 2010   #57
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Am I the only one that thinks SMB/CIFS access = super easy...?

zzz2496
I've never had any problem setting up Workgroups...

(although I'm unfamiliar with your acronyms)
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17 Apr 2010   #58
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The official protocol is SMB (Server Message Block) / CIFS (Common Internet File System). I prefer calling it by it's protocol name than just "workgroup", because "workgroup" is a combination of things, some of them are SMB/CIFS protocol to transfer files, then there's WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) to connect each node in a workgroup and several other...

zzz2496

Edit: you don't have to use WINS to access a SMB/CIFS server, DNS FQDN or IP address will suffice.
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18 Apr 2010   #59
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
The official protocol is SMB (Server Message Block) / CIFS (Common Internet File System). I prefer calling it by it's protocol name than just "workgroup", because "workgroup" is a combination of things, some of them are SMB/CIFS protocol to transfer files, then there's WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) to connect each node in a workgroup and several other...

zzz2496

Edit: you don't have to use WINS to access a SMB/CIFS server, DNS FQDN or IP address will suffice.
See now that's one of the drawbacks to "learn by doing"... you don't get all the jargon!

So yeah, I guess I do find SMB/CIFS very easy to set up

And yes... I generally disable WINS in most of my setups. As you say it's not really necessary.
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18 Apr 2010   #60
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I have never set up a workgroup. I wish that was the route I had taken instead of homegroup. Since everyting is now working for me, I don't feel inclined to change it. If it ain't broke...
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