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Windows 7: Selecting specific computers in "Locations"

13 May 2011   #1
Excelsius

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Selecting specific computers in "Locations"

I have already setup a network between W7 x64 Ultimate machines. However, I am adding more computers to the network and would like to select as to which computers can see a particular folder. The problem is that when I am trying to set the permissions and go to "Locations," the only computer listed is mine, even though the "Network" folder clearly lists three other computers. How can I get these computers to also appear in "Locations" so I can choose which ones to share my files with? Ideally I am trying to create a new user group that will consist of preselected computers.

My only other option is to share the folder with every authenticated user on the network, which is not something I want to do. I'd like user X to get access while user Y be denied.

Thanks for any input.


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13 May 2011   #2
Armoth

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

make sure you have network discovery enabled and file sharing and for the particular folder that the permissions are correct
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13 May 2011   #3
Excelsius

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Armoth View Post
make sure you have network discovery enabled and file sharing and for the particular folder that the permissions are correct
They are enabled. This is why when I go to "Networks" in my computer all computers are listed there. I am already sharing folders. But these computers do not appear in "Locations." Furthermore, I can't ping them in CMD. So I'm not sure what's wrong.
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13 May 2011   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Normally file/share permissions are by user, not machine... Though they can be Machine/User specific (i.e. you can have "Mike" on two different machines and allow the "Kitchen/Mike" user access and deny the "Bedroom/Mike" user.

Is this a homegroup network? Or a Workgroup network? (Or a domain???)
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13 May 2011   #5
Armoth

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

check ur firewall settings and confirm if file sharing is also enabled
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13 May 2011   #6
Excelsius

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Currently it is a homegroup, but I have tried both workgroup and homegroup. The homegroup actually gives you the option to enter a password to join all PCs together - I had issues with that password being accepted and timing out. Before I spend any time figuring this out for the homegroup, I wanted to make sure whether it even matters. I heard that workgroup is more robust and I want to go back to it.

I was suspecting my firewall too - I have Agnitum Outpost (windows firewall disabled), but I don't know if I need to enable specific ports. The best I can do is disable the firewall on two machines and see if they can see each other under "Locations."

And that's exactly what I'm trying to do: give access to computer X and deny access to computer Y, regardless of users.
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13 May 2011   #7
Armoth

windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

sounds like it could be firewall related especially if it cannot reply to ur pings which are called icmp echo requests i believe under windows firewall but what ur doing is exactly what i would do disabled all firewalls and see if things start to light up
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