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Windows 7: Unable to map drives/home LAN

15 Mar 2014   #11
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

OK. So sharing and Homegroup work between computers without NetBIOS but NAS requires it. My main point was to demonstrate that a network consisting of Windows 7 or later computers does not need NetBIOS. On the other hand there's no harm done when it's enabled. A relic from the past.


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15 Mar 2014   #12
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
OK. So sharing and Homegroup work between computers without NetBIOS.
Why does blocking NetBIOS with the firewall cripple the Homegroup and sharing?
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15 Mar 2014   #13
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

I have no idea.

Logically, firewall with NetBIOS blocked should block sharing only when NetBIOS is enabled.
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15 Mar 2014   #14
antares

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

At any rate, thanks Kari for your support!
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