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Win 7 sharing question



 
 
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Old May 7th 10, 08:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Jack [MVP-Networking]
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Default Win 7 sharing question

Hi
Win 7 when configured on peer-to-peer Network, Win 7 has three types of
Sharing configurations.
Home Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
sharing.
Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that let
you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with.
Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security
risks.
The Work Network is the one that most of us are going (and need) to use.
Win 7 Work Network's Sharing settings are in principle similar to Vista's
configuration, some menus locations in Win 7 might be in different place,
and look a little different, but it should not be a problem to adapt.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Win 7 -
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ons-of-Windows
Win7 Work Network with a little visual help),
,http://www.onecomputerguy.com/window...s7_sharing.htm
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
When finished with the setting of the system it is advisable to Reboot all
the hardware including Router and all computers involved.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).


"Questor" wrote in message
...
I realize this is a Vista group, but I can't seem to locate any MS Win7
group with my NG reader (TB).

On my Win7 machine (Win7 Home Premium)I have marked several folders as
being shared, and they remain shared at all times, but there is absolutely
NO indication of the folder being shared when viewed in Explorer on that
computer. In previous versions of the OS there has been the 'palm-up
hand" and the little 'whatever it is' in Vista but nothing in Win7. Is it
something I have to turn on somewhere, or is it just that Win7 provides no
visual indication of sharing on a folder?

Questor


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Old May 7th 10, 09:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Questor[_2_]
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Posts: 262
Default Win 7 sharing question

Thanks for the info, Jack. I've never had a problem sharing between
Win7, Vista and XP Pro anywhere on my home LAN. I was just cruising
around my Win7 machine and noticed that there wasn't any indication of
what folders were shared or not. This is what prompted my question.

I now know that Win7 was deisgned to not show a shared folder - which is
really, really, dumb.

Questor

---
Hi
Win 7 when configured on peer-to-peer Network, Win 7 has three types of
Sharing configurations.
Home Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
sharing.
Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that
let you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with.
Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security
risks.
The Work Network is the one that most of us are going (and need) to use.
Win 7 Work Network's Sharing settings are in principle similar to
Vista's configuration, some menus locations in Win 7 might be in
different place, and look a little different, but it should not be a
problem to adapt.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall
should be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network
IP numbers on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your
3rd Party Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Win 7 -
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ons-of-Windows

Win7 Work Network with a little visual help),
,http://www.onecomputerguy.com/window...s7_sharing.htm
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx

Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
When finished with the setting of the system it is advisable to Reboot
all the hardware including Router and all computers involved.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).


"Questor" wrote in message
...
I realize this is a Vista group, but I can't seem to locate any MS
Win7 group with my NG reader (TB).

On my Win7 machine (Win7 Home Premium)I have marked several folders as
being shared, and they remain shared at all times, but there is
absolutely NO indication of the folder being shared when viewed in
Explorer on that computer. In previous versions of the OS there has
been the 'palm-up hand" and the little 'whatever it is' in Vista but
nothing in Win7. Is it something I have to turn on somewhere, or is it
just that Win7 provides no visual indication of sharing on a folder?

Questor



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Old May 7th 10, 09:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Questor[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 262
Default Win 7 sharing question

Thanks for the info, Jack. I've never had a problem sharing between
Win7, Vista and XP Pro anywhere on my home LAN. I was just cruising
around my Win7 machine and noticed that there wasn't any indication of
what folders were shared or not. This is what prompted my question.

I now know that Win7 was deisgned to not show a shared folder - which is
really, really, dumb.

Questor

---
Hi
Win 7 when configured on peer-to-peer Network, Win 7 has three types of
Sharing configurations.
Home Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
sharing.
Work Network = Basically similar to the previous methods of sharing that
let you control what, how, and to whom folders would be shared with.
Public Sharing = Public Network (like Internet cafe) to reduce security
risks.
The Work Network is the one that most of us are going (and need) to use.
Win 7 Work Network's Sharing settings are in principle similar to
Vista's configuration, some menus locations in Win 7 might be in
different place, and look a little different, but it should not be a
problem to adapt.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall
should be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network
IP numbers on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your
3rd Party Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Win 7 -
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ons-of-Windows

Win7 Work Network with a little visual help),
,http://www.onecomputerguy.com/window...s7_sharing.htm
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx

Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
When finished with the setting of the system it is advisable to Reboot
all the hardware including Router and all computers involved.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).


"Questor" wrote in message
...
I realize this is a Vista group, but I can't seem to locate any MS
Win7 group with my NG reader (TB).

On my Win7 machine (Win7 Home Premium)I have marked several folders as
being shared, and they remain shared at all times, but there is
absolutely NO indication of the folder being shared when viewed in
Explorer on that computer. In previous versions of the OS there has
been the 'palm-up hand" and the little 'whatever it is' in Vista but
nothing in Win7. Is it something I have to turn on somewhere, or is it
just that Win7 provides no visual indication of sharing on a folder?

Questor



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Old May 8th 10, 12:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Bill Kearney[_2_]
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Posts: 8
Default Win 7 sharing question

I now know that Win7 was deisgned to not show a shared folder - which is
really, really, dumb.


No it's not, because users leave default settings enabled and end up getting
their machines hacked.

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Old May 8th 10, 12:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Bill Kearney[_2_]
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Posts: 8
Default Win 7 sharing question

I now know that Win7 was deisgned to not show a shared folder - which is
really, really, dumb.


No it's not, because users leave default settings enabled and end up getting
their machines hacked.

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Old May 8th 10, 03:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Questor[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 262
Default Win 7 sharing question

---
I now know that Win7 was deisgned to not show a shared folder - which
is really, really, dumb.


No it's not, because users leave default settings enabled and end up
getting their machines hacked.


That makes no sense at all Bill. The displaying or not displaying of a
sharing icon really has no bearing on anything except being able to
glance at a page of folders in Win Explorer and see immediately which
folders are shared and which aren't. Default settings don't come into
play at all because the decision to leave the sharing overlay out
completely.

Questor
  #17 (permalink)  
Old May 8th 10, 03:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Questor[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 262
Default Win 7 sharing question

---
I now know that Win7 was deisgned to not show a shared folder - which
is really, really, dumb.


No it's not, because users leave default settings enabled and end up
getting their machines hacked.


That makes no sense at all Bill. The displaying or not displaying of a
sharing icon really has no bearing on anything except being able to
glance at a page of folders in Win Explorer and see immediately which
folders are shared and which aren't. Default settings don't come into
play at all because the decision to leave the sharing overlay out
completely.

Questor
 




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