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Windows 7: Networking between Windows 7 & Vista. Is it Possible??

26 Oct 2009   #11
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
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Jeff,

TeamViewer is a great free program for remote over the internet.

I have set up a two way remote between 2 computers that way


" Doc "
Very cool. It reminds me of a Dameware type of app, which I used to put to good use every now and then. Think X-Scan in conjunction lol.

I have TeamViewer set up on both computers, with run at startup & with passwords. So I can access the other computer completely from either location


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27 Oct 2009   #12
bmwcrash06

windows 7 RC
 
 

Thank you Barman58 and torrentg for your time and help. I'm slowly getting there but I still don't have two machines fully talking with each other. The advice from torrentg worked OK for Windows 7 but didn't seem to apply to Vista. I can currently see the public folders in the laptop (with vista) from the PC (master computer), but I still need permission to view the two drives in the laptop. From the laptop I need a user name and password to access the drives in the PC, but I don't have a password that I'm aware of. Now you see why my hair is getting thinner.
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01 Nov 2009   #13
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bmwcrash06 View Post
From the laptop I need a user name and password to access the drives in the PC, but I don't have a password that I'm aware of.
Of course you do. User name/Password = same you use to get on PC when you start it and are sitting with it.
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04 Dec 2009   #14
RePete

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi Orbital Shark,

Yes the networking of Windows 7 and Vista is fully supported if you go to the network and sharing centre in windows 7 and choose Advanced networking (do not set up a Homegroup as this is windows 7 only), and either follow the instructions to join an existing network or to create a new home network.

As for your remote network the best way would probably be a "Virtual Private Network" or VPN, which uses the internet to bridge the gap between the locations.

Have a look Here ...

Welcome to OpenVPN
How to undo a home group?
Thanks
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07 Feb 2010   #15
yspraneeth

windows 7 home premium
 
 
network credentials

i m running windows 7 on my laptop and vista business on my desktop.
i donot have any logon user id and password for both my systems. when i try to open one from the others network sharing they ask for credentials. i tried typing several user ids and passwords they donot workout. please solve my issue.
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07 Feb 2010   #16
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Just like to remind you that VPN is not supported by most ISP's for the downloading of files etc. They have blocked mine! (Virgin that is!).
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07 Feb 2010   #17
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yspraneeth View Post
i m running windows 7 on my laptop and vista business on my desktop.
i donot have any logon user id and password for both my systems. when i try to open one from the others network sharing they ask for credentials. i tried typing several user ids and passwords they donot workout. please solve my issue.
Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

and don't bump a thread again...
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27 Oct 2011   #18
DougRH

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 and Vista LAN

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi Orbital Shark,

Yes the networking of Windows 7 and Vista is fully supported if you go to the network and sharing centre in windows 7 and choose Advanced networking (do not set up a Homegroup as this is windows 7 only), and either follow the instructions to join an existing network or to create a new home network.

As for your remote network the best way would probably be a "Virtual Private Network" or VPN, which uses the internet to bridge the gap between the locations.

Have a look Here ...

Welcome to OpenVPN
I have that set and both computers show in both of the network maps, but they won't allow me to 'LogIn' to access to the other computer drives and files without the proper credentials: \\Computer_Name\User_Name.
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The 'User Control' is turned off in both computers. It won't allow me to add the User_Name from the other computer, as it only accepts it's own Computer_Name.
\\Win7 will ONLY accept Groups and Users from Win7, it won't allow me to create anything permisions on it with \\Vista\User_Name
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Also in Windows 7, the 'Full Netwrok' map shows a mysterious and unknown 'switch' between the 2 computers and the Router. I have no idea what this is and does? It isn't there in the Vista LAN map.

So I'm having a 'permission' problem. Both computers only have one user and neither of them needs any password to Log In with.
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So I don't know:
1) What to use as the '\\Computer_Name\User_Name' to sign into and access the other computer.
2) Even when I find out 'What' to use to sign into the other computer, I don't know where to enter this information as it won't accept the other's computer name to add this as a valid UserName in the 'Groups/Users' permissions.
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Thanks for any and all assistance
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