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SOLVED!: Windoze (7) Switch Networking/Sharing PROBLEM ***

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Re: SOLVED!: Windoze (7) Switch Networking/Sharing PROBLEM ***

#1 Post by madicetea » Mon May 14, 2018 12:57 am

Annecy wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 11:14 am
This morning I woke up ... fresh ...
and had an idea :idea: ~
which seemingly has done the trick :thumbs-UP:
Each of the three (3) Win7 ThinkPads (of mine) are (now) accessing
(all) shared resources ... in the "HomeGroup" :roll:


btw:
This morning I also stumbled upon the Authenticated Users MS-NetWorking "variable"/functionality ...
I had been using/specifying HomeGroupUser$ ...
however, that "variable" DIES ...
any/every time the slightest change to the "HomeGroup" configuration is made ...
e.g., changing the "HomeGroup" PASSWORD
necessitates re- specifying/entering the HomeGroupUser$ "variable"
on every existing $HARE :SH!:
seemingly Authenticated Users survives such "MODDING" :jhem:
What an interesting solution. The only network-level sharing I have ever done between multiple devices was Infrared from some ancient computers to a T60 and Bluetooth with some of my modern laptops.

I suppose if I ever set up more Windows 7 boxes, I will try this for myself someday. Thanks for sharing your solution.
Greetings from Tokyo,
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Re: SOLVED!: Windoze (7) Switch Networking/Sharing PROBLEM ***

#2 Post by jdrou » Mon May 14, 2018 1:54 pm

Personally I've never used the "Homegroup" feature.
I always set my home network type as "work" instead of "home" in Windows 7 and managed shares/permissions myself.
Note MS has apparently removed Homegroup in latest version of Windows 10.
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T480 (i7-8650U/GF150MX/QHD)
Dells: Latitude C840, Precision M70, Precision M4400, M6400 (WUXGA), M6600, M6700, Dell XPS 13 w/Kaby Lake+Iris Pro+TB3
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