Windows 7

Rashkae ubuntu at
Fri Mar 30 18:09:38 UTC 2012

On 03/29/2012 10:46 PM, Ted Hilts wrote:
>> And as for Windows 7, somewhere in the network settings, Windows offers
>> you a chance to turn off Homegroups and use traditional windows
>> networking.  You'll probably find that works better.
> I can't find where you are referring to.  I set up the Windows 7
> machines as PUBLIC and provided the correcet WORKGROUP but traditional
> windows networking does not seem to be installed in the LIGHTT version
> of Windows 7. Maybe you have the higher version with all the bells and
> whistles installed. Is that the case?
> Thanks -- Ted
sorry for my vague description, I had to look it up on one of our 
Windows 7 Workstations.

Open Control Panel

Change the view to "Small Icons" (Upper right of Control Panel Window)

Click on "Network and Sharing Center"

Click on "Change Advanced Sharing Settings"  (left hand column)

In the "Network Discovery" section, turn on Network Discovery.

Scroll to the bottom of the panel.  (It's a little confusing because the 
Save Settings/Apply Buttons are always visible, but it does scroll)

The last section should be "HomeGroup Connection".  Change this setting 
to "Use User Accounts and Passwords."  (Without this, Samba or other 
legacy windows computers will not be displayed in the network list when 

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