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Windows 7: Network Mapping

11 May 2011   #11
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I'll look around for some step-by-step directions. In the mean time: what have you accomplished as far as drive sharing, and where are you bound up? We might be able to help just by knowing what error/etc. you're getting.


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11 May 2011   #12
fafhrd

Win 7 Ult + Starter, XP Pro +Home, 2kAS, Linux Mint 8, SuperOS
 
 

IMHO the key to homegroup/workgroup networking with windows 7 is to have users set up with their own passwords on each machine they need to access. Then every shared resource needs to have permissions set to the users who can access those resources.

Even if the network is not visible, it may be possible to map a local drive letter to a share on the local network. Start, Computer, Map Network Drive brings up the following dialog:
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Note the checkboxes: Reconnect at logon makes the mapping persistent, and Connect using different credentials allows sharing of other user's resources, if the password is available.
If the share cannot be found, there are further network problems to be resolved.


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12 May 2011   #13
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Shoot. I can't think of a way to explain it here at tech school. After work tonight i will jump on and do my best to explain where i am stuck at.
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19 May 2011   #14
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Alright so i finally got a low end server built and i am using windows server 2003. And when i am trying to connect to it by using this: \\HOMESERVER\Network it keeps asking me for a username and password. I did it before where it didn't ask me for one, but i just can't remember how i did it.
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19 May 2011   #15
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I believe the way to get it to not ask you for a username password would be to punch the username and password in, and then the "remember this" button.

Short of having an Active Directory/Domain environment, I'm not aware of a different way to do have it not prompt you, except maybe giving everyone full control to everything. Which is a terrible idea.(though someone may pipe up with a different solution).
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19 May 2011   #16
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Im the only who access the server so it don't matter if i did that or not. But i have already done that and it still does it
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19 May 2011   #17
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I need clarity. You've already done what and it does what? There were two different ideas in my previous post.
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20 May 2011   #18
HonorGamer

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

nvm i got it working
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