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Windows 7: How do I make Windows 7 Machines see the Zorin OS machine in Network ?

06 Dec 2017   #1
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How do I make Windows 7 Machines see the Zorin OS machine in Network ?

I can find tons of threads on how to make Linux see Windows machines in the homegroup network, but I am not having any problem with that; without any hassle whatsoever, I can see and communicate with all of our Windows machines from the Zorin OS machine.

What I cannot do is get the Linux machine to show up in Network on any of the Windows machines; is there a solution ?

I did read of how one guy managed a work-around by typing the Linux machine's address in the run box and accessing from there, but I don't want to have to do that every time I need access.

Thanks for reading.


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08 Dec 2017   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You need to install some networking software on the Zorin machine in order to make it visible on the network.

Samba is a good choice for Linux Mint. I'm sure it will also work for Zorin.

Here are some very detailed instructions for setting up Samba on your Linux computer:

Share Linux Mint 18.2 directory on Windows network | Windows Secrets Lounge
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08 Dec 2017   #3
BuckSkin

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
You need to install some networking software on the Zorin machine in order to make it visible on the network.
Thank you very much !
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