Re: File & Folder sharing between Win 7, Vista & XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Jack [MVP-Networking], Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Hi
    If the magic is gone in the future.
    Win 7 when configured on peer-to-peer Network 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 menu in locations in Win 7 might be in different place,
    and look a little different, but it should not be a problem for a compute to
    adopt)
    So, maybe this can Help.
    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/...mputers-running-different-versions-of-Windows
    Win7 Work Network with a little visual help),
    ,http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windows7/windows7_sharing.htm
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
    Windows XP File Sharing -
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_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).

    "jetjock" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Please disregard previous post. I got a copy of Network Magic and it
    > solved all my (network) problems!
     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Mar 22, 2010
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