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Windows 7: Home Network

25 Jan 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I already had the settings as shown in the page that you linked, but that doesn't seem to account for the path that it asks for as indicated in my last post.

I seem to have made some progress, because now at least both computers are visible on the other, but when selecting the primary from the secondary, it shows 3 folders and the printer, but when selecting the secondary from the primary, it only shows 1 folder.

Even that much seems more than it should be, because I have yet to get the secondary to accept the primary's homegroup password. This may be easy for some people, but I'm not one of them.


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25 Jan 2010   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It does take awhile too get your head wrapped around the Homegroup concept. Once you get it it's pretty easy but it took me a couple of months for it to sink in.

Once you get the password to work there should be no need to use any type of \\sharename manual network set up. The Homegroup set up will take care of all of that for you.

For that password problem, make sure the date/time is correct in both bios and system on both machines.

With this setting you can tell Homegroup which folders you want to share or you can add permissions for other folders also by just right clicking on the folder and chooseing "Share With" then choose "Everyone".


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25 Jan 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, I always checkmark all of those, click next, enter the password, click next and nothing happens. If I go back to the beginnig, what I checkmarked before is blank, but repeating the process goes nowhere.

Some how, I get the feeling that something is blocking the password data from going from one machine to the other.
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25 Jan 2010   #14
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

So, the seconday machine's Homegroup password still isn't being accepted?

Nothing will work right unless you can get past that problem which should hopefully be taken care of when you set the time/date in the system and in bios.
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25 Jan 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know why you are repeating the time instructions, because I think that we resolved that issue earlier. As far as I can tell, all time settings are within one or two seconds of each other.

When I go to timeanddate.com, it shows my clocks running ~12 seconds fast, but both machines are set to time-b.nist.gov, so if that server is wrong, I would think that the system would assume that their time is correct anyway.
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25 Jan 2010   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I only mentioned that because it's about the only thing that can keep the password from working. Those passwords are also case sensitive in case you didn't notice. Either that or IPv6 isn't working but I mentioned that earlier.

As for the clocks, that time server is fine but the bios clocks aren't set by that. For the bios clock,.. the only way to set that is to go into bios and change it. It's also easy to miss that the dates are on but the year can still be off and that will cause endless problems.
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25 Jan 2010   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

There is something more that is the matter, besides any time issues. When I join the homegroup on the primary, it appears to succeed, but when I enter the primary's password into the secondary homegroup wizard, it always ends the same...no joy. Each time that I run the homegroup troubleshooter, it always speaks of a network problem, but when I let it proceed to attempt to fix the problem, it always says that it is unable. It doesn't specifically say what the problem is, so I would have difficulty attempting to do a manual repair myself.

It's like a rat race, and the rats are chasing their tails.
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25 Jan 2010   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Another question before I start hacking on those ideas. In another thread, I noted that you said that the name of the accounts on the different computers had to be different for homegroup to work. I intentionally have identically named accounts in both computer. Would this be the reason for my particular problem?
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25 Jan 2010   #19
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Can you plaease summarise what's happenning and what needs to happen?

Both pc are wired to the router, so the next logical question is ware they pingable from one another. You're not a noob seekermeister, sorry if it's a dumb question, but i need to get pasted it.
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25 Jan 2010   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

chev65,

When looking at the services in msconfig, as you have shown, it does not show the two peer services that you highlight, but it does show Peer Name Resolution Protocol that your screenshot doesn't show. Also looking in services.msc, it shows all three peer items enabled and started, but they are set on manual.
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