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Windows 7: Access network computer

11 Jan 2010   #11
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

HAM N EGGS:

FOLLOW THIS INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY

You are techinically not the computer administrator of windows7 computer. *lol* As bad as it sounds....microsoft lied to you.

FOLLOW PLS:

1) Search for "cmd" under your search under he start

2) Once you have found "cmd" right click on it, right click "Run as Adminstator"

3) Once the command prompt loads; type: net user administrator /active:yes

4) Hit enter; should say performed sucessfully

5) Log off of your account and under the welcome screen you should see the true
administrator account

6) Log into "that" account; once inside that account; let it load

7) All at once: ALT, CTRL, DEL and choose change password

8) Leave old password blank and create new password and save

***IMPORTANT***
DON'T LOOSE THIS PASSWORD; VERY HARD TO RETRIEVE; WRITE DOWN!



Then do the same with the other computer; use same password


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11 Jan 2010   #12
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
LAN

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Who mentioned anything about private LANs?

So if i managed to get access past the router, then i wouldn't be able to get into these shared files then no?
password protected sharing is to protect on the LAN side which would be private if someone intrudes from WAN past firewall you have big troubles regardless
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11 Jan 2010   #13
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your computer is just asking to be hacked... I can' tell you how many computers i have worked on that the customer has not even had software firewall on it.

First thing i d on my computers. I password protect it and firewall it.

Then I have 2 hardware firewalls on my network.

I am not saying it will stop them but it will sure slow them down

Why don't you just ask the guy to have his computer on the DMZ?
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11 Jan 2010   #14
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, so if i borrowed my neighbours wireless connection, if he didn't have password protected sharing on, then i wouldn't be able to see any files and would be prompted for login credentials if i attempted to do so?
Doesn't seem right to me.

Bottom line; leaving Password protected sharing ON and leaving UAC ON heightens the security on your machine, period.
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11 Jan 2010   #15
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Firewall

"normally" if you are sharing between PC's you have a hardware firewall involved protecting you from WAN intrusion which is better than a software firewall as far as intrusion attempts from outside where the software firewall has advantage is in controlling outbound connections
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11 Jan 2010   #16
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'll be perfectly honest with you...

if you shared internet connect with your next door person..

and if they are the ones who wanted to be irresponsible about setting up their network then by all means you can see it.

When you set up Windows Vista/Windows 7 they left the true admin blank.
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11 Jan 2010   #17
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Besides

besides guy's everyone has opinions or personal preference I was just try to help get his computers talking to each other which would normally I would remove most security features until communication had been established then reintroduce them one at a time afterward this is a common approach when troubleshooting network connection issues
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11 Jan 2010   #18
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
shared

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
I'll be perfectly honest with you...

if you shared internet connect with your next door person..

and if they are the ones who wanted to be irresponsible about setting up their network then by all means you can see it.

When you set up Windows Vista/Windows 7 they left the true admin blank.
of course this would be a completely different story if your entire network was open
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11 Jan 2010   #19
hamneggs

win 7 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks to all of you. The problem is now solved. You guys have a wealth of information on this stuff and I've learned a lot today. I printed it all out for future reference (hopefully I'll remember where I put it).
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11 Jan 2010   #20
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you inform us on what you had to do to fix it....
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