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Windows 7: Can't join Homegroup

25 May 2009   #81
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bratboy1 View Post
Digger I hope you can advise me on this.

Okay I'm trying to network my computer with Win 7 RC x64 on it with my roomates Vista x32 system. The win 7 system is the one I set up the home network on and I have a printer on it and a folder on one of my HD I want to let him use for storage.

Anyway I have all the sharing option enabled as best I can tell and I set the printer to share as "Win7 HP" and the folder I want him to use marked as share to everyone and granted everyone full access rights but the printer and folder dont seem to show on his computer. I went to his network section and I see my computer (name-pc) but when I click on it I get a pop up asking for a user name and PW.

I've tried to follow all the info in this thread but am actually getting more confused going back and forth between posts trying to figure this out. With my old setup I kept a Vista x64 partition and he was at least able to send stuff to my printer without needing to log in.

Please help me as I really don't want to have to create a Vista x64 partition just so he can access the printer.
hello

In short, if he enters a user/pass thats being used on teh 7 machine, he will then "login" to your 7 pc and see the shares, most likely. You can toggle around with network and sharing center / advanced sharing / Use user/pass to manage shares or allow Homegroup to manage... this should get you across the finish line.


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25 May 2009   #82
bratboy1

Vista
 
 

Humm, well I set up my Win7 with my user name but no pw so should he be able to log in using just my admin user name or do I need to create an account for him?
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25 May 2009   #83
bratboy1

Vista
 
 

YAY <Gives self pat on the head> I went to that advanced section you mentioned and noticed there was actually a scroll bar on the side so I had missed seeing some options. One was a setting where you could turn off needing acct/pw. Turned that option on and viola could access the drives and the printer without having to do any sort of logging in. Then I just had to download the matching printer driver for vista to the one I have to use in Win7 and printing worked too. Thanks for pointing me to the advanced network settings.
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26 May 2009   #84
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bratboy1 View Post
YAY <Gives self pat on the head> I went to that advanced section you mentioned and noticed there was actually a scroll bar on the side so I had missed seeing some options. One was a setting where you could turn off needing acct/pw. Turned that option on and viola could access the drives and the printer without having to do any sort of logging in. Then I just had to download the matching printer driver for vista to the one I have to use in Win7 and printing worked too. Thanks for pointing me to the advanced network settings.
right, but this means that anyone that joins that network has access to your shares and pc without the need to enter anything at all. If you just create a password on your account, this could be a forseeable security problem or a nag, depending on how one wants to see it as. After you setup a password and he enters the information, he can save that information for next time use. Not sure, but vista may have a credential manager like 7, there it holds the "Cert" to allow that pc to "auto login" to the pc/shares in the future.
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26 May 2009   #85
bratboy1

Vista
 
 

Humm, well this is a simple home setup of just our 2 computers so I hadn't really worried about it much. I suppose I could setup a pw but I figured since no one else has access to the network we would be okay.
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09 Jul 2009   #86
Masseman

winddows 7
 
 
Can't join homegroup

Ok, Ive tried all suggestions prior in this thread, but with no luck.
I just can't join my homegroup. Ive got 3 computers with win 7, two 64-bits and one portable with 32-bits.
I get the following error in my log: GetSharingFlags failed. Details: ???
Ive tried everything, please help me.
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28 Jul 2009   #87
ardumanish

Win 7
 
 

Hello. Im new here. Just installed 7 today, and I've getting alot of help here.

Regarding homegroup, have you maked sure that the computers time and date are synchronized exatcly?

That did it for me, although I still have trouble accessing files.
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29 Jul 2009   #88
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

I'm having no luck getting HomeGroup to work running a Win7 Vbox guest under Win7. The two machines are joined but when I click on Homegroup in Explorer it says there are no computers in the HG.

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Finally got both systems seeing each others homegroup but unfortunately they found no files in any of the folders.
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27 Aug 2009   #89
mountaineer

windows 7
 
 
Solved: Computer Name

Hi guys,

Just to share, I had the same problem of not being able to join. I realized that my laptop and PC had the same computer name, and changed it to make both unique.

Solved! from "Create..." to "Join..".

Regards
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03 Sep 2009   #90
adaro73

 
 
strange problem ...

Hi all,
i'm new here, and following you since last months ...
I have a trange problem.
I have 3 pcs, two of them have windows 7 32 bit, and the third 64 bit, all of them RTM.
I have successfully created a homegroup on one of them, wrote down the password to the other 2 installation, and everything works flawlessly.
BUT if i shutdown one of the pcs, it does not rejointo the homegroup automatically ( it only connects to the network, and can see the other two pcs ad all shares correctly ).
this happens on the 3 pcs, when i shut them down.
if i run the troubleshooter, it finds that
the network is not set to 'home', the 'peer' something service is not active, and the homegroup must be refreshed.
i click to solve the problem, and it works again.
i don't like to run the troubleshooter EACH time to be able to rejoin to the homegroup.
Any solution for me ?

and then, still asking myself : the REAL advantages of using homegroup instead of old sharing on the network ?
thank you all !
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