Windows 7

Ted Hilts ehilts at
Sat Mar 31 03:51:50 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-03-30 at 09:05 -0500, Linda wrote:


I am now thinking along the lines you suggested. 

This is my last email.

On Fri, 2012-03-30 at 14:09 -0400, Rashkae wrote:
> On 03/29/2012 10:46 PM, Ted Hilts wrote:
> >
> >> And as for Windows 7, somewhere in the network settings, Windows
> >> 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
> > windows networking does not seem to be installed in the LIGHTT
> > of Windows 7. Maybe you have the higher version with all the bells
> > 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
> Save Settings/Apply Buttons are always visible, but it does scroll)
> The last section should be "HomeGroup Connection".  Change this
> to "Use User Accounts and Passwords."  (Without this, Samba or other 
> legacy windows computers will not be displayed in the network list
> browsing.)

I followed your instructions but still Windows 7 does not see the Linux
machines.  All the Linux machines have a name
and a designation like However, the Windows 7 machines
don't have these static addresses as they automatically
DHCP starting at So maybe I have to specifically make
these static addresses available to the Windosw 7
machines. I had to do this for XP. Except with XP I gave both the
Windows XP machines as well as the Linux machines these static addresses
and I had to put the names and static addresses in the system directory
where there were two files one called HOSTS and another called LMHOSTS.
Maybe MS still requiers something like that.  What do you think?

Thanks -- Ted

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