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Windows 7: LAN between two laptops with win xp and win7

08 May 2010   #11
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can I see a photo of your Windows 7 Advance Properties? The whole sheet....

(wait you have that already)
but change it to use a password to access folders
then just add him as a user to the windows 7 computer
then add him to the sharing properties
that should clear up the problem

I also need a screen shot of your network and sharing center

create a user that you are using from the Windows XP on the Windows 7 computer.

Same user and same password. then add him to the sharing properties

Windows 7 is sad to say a pain the in butt when it comes to setting up networks but that is becuase they made it more secured.


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08 May 2010   #12
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

As mentioned already....

when working with workgroups,, it is not always necessary, but I usually do it anyway.

Identical User Names with Passwords should be setup for each user on each computer in the Workgroup.

So if you have 3 users... each of them should have a unique userID and Password that is the same on every computer in the Workgroup. Plus, make sure that all PC's are in the same workgroup.

Then give them rights as necessary on each PC and/or folder share.

This makes it much easier to work with users and shares as each user (usually) only need to login to a PC and are not prompted again for login when accessing the shares they have permissions to.
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09 May 2010   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
As mentioned already....

when working with workgroups,, it is not always necessary, but I usually do it anyway.

Identical User Names with Passwords should be setup for each user on each computer in the Workgroup.

So if you have 3 users... each of them should have a unique userID and Password that is the same on every computer in the Workgroup. Plus, make sure that all PC's are in the same workgroup.

Then give them rights as necessary on each PC and/or folder share.

This makes it much easier to work with users and shares as each user (usually) only need to login to a PC and are not prompted again for login when accessing the shares they have permissions to.
There is a another easier way to avoid those password prompts when sharing with XP. Just do the following steps on the XP machine.

Goto... Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options

Scroll down to... Network Access: Sharing and security model for local accounts

Select... Guest only and not Classic. I checked on XP machine and Guest seems to be the default.
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09 May 2010   #14
Chirola

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
Can I see a photo of your Windows 7 Advance Properties? The whole sheet....

(wait you have that already)
but change it to use a password to access folders

1)then just add him as a user to the windows 7 computer

2)then add him to the sharing properties

that should clear up the problem

3)I also need a screen shot of your network and sharing center

create a user that you are using from the Windows XP on the Windows 7 computer.

Same user and same password. then add him to the sharing properties

Windows 7 is sad to say a pain the in butt when it comes to setting up networks but that is becuase they made it more secured.
I don't know how to do the steps 1) and 2) . Can you help me with that?

In the step 3), when you say "shot of your network" you mean the network map?

I've sent two images. One with the sharing center and the other with the network map.

In the network map, it is suppose to appear the windows xp machine right?

Once again, thank you very much for your help!


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09 May 2010   #15
Chirola

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
As mentioned already....

when working with workgroups,, it is not always necessary, but I usually do it anyway.

Identical User Names with Passwords should be setup for each user on each computer in the Workgroup.

So if you have 3 users... each of them should have a unique userID and Password that is the same on every computer in the Workgroup. Plus, make sure that all PC's are in the same workgroup.

Then give them rights as necessary on each PC and/or folder share.

This makes it much easier to work with users and shares as each user (usually) only need to login to a PC and are not prompted again for login when accessing the shares they have permissions to.
There is a another easier way to avoid those password prompts when sharing with XP. Just do the following steps on the XP machine.

Goto... Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options

Scroll down to... Network Access: Sharing and security model for local accounts

Select... Guest only and not Classic. I checked on XP machine and Guest seems to be the default.
I've tried what you said. It didn't work .

I cannot access the data on de windows 7 machie.

You are saying to do these steps on the XP machine, that means that i have no permissions to access the windows 7 computer, due to windows xp configurations?

Thanks for the help!
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09 May 2010   #16
Chirola

Windows 7
 
 

Problem solved !

After i share the file in the network, i had to go the security label, Edit->Add , and there i typed "Everyone" and finally it worked!

YouTube - windows 7 share files with windows xp





Thanks to you all!!
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09 May 2010   #17
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
There is a another easier way to avoid those password prompts when sharing with XP. Just do the following steps on the XP machine.

Goto... Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Security Options

Scroll down to... Network Access: Sharing and security model for local accounts

Select... Guest only and not Classic. I checked on XP machine and Guest seems to be the default.

Bad Idea

Quote:
With the Guest only model, any user who can access your computer over the network (including anonymous Internet users) can access your shared resources. You must use the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF), Windows Firewall, or other similar device to protect your computer from unauthorized access. Similarly, with the Classic model, local accounts must be password protected; otherwise, those user accounts can be used by anyone to access shared system resources.
Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts

Creates a huge security issue.

Anything that is done with using Guest account for any and all reasons, should only be used under very certain circumstances. It should never be used on a regular basis or daily use
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