Win 7 when configured on peer-to-peer Network, Win 7 has three types of
Home Network = Works only between Win 7 computers. This type of
configuration makes it very easy to Entry Level Users to start Network
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
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
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Win 7 -
Win7 Work Network with a little visual help),
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
Windows XP File Sharing -
Printer Sharing XP -
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
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" <Questor@minimoe.com> 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?