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Windows 7 Network group confusion!


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#1 JohnLRhodes

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:10 AM

Hi.. I'm pretty confused and was wondering if theirs any genius' out there that can help me..

 

I have 3 windows 7 machines hooked up to a windows XP server..

 

I was wondering if creating a new home network group for all three windows 7 machines to share on will affect the communication on the xp server side of things,

 

I thank you in advance.

 

Kind regards.

JLR



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:24 AM

Hi JLR,

 

Are you saying if the Windows 7 machines and the XP machine are on different Workgroups, can they communicate?

 

If so, they can communicate by IP address, but not by machine name, as far as I know.

 

Is there a reason you want to separate them?

 

Thanks!

Matt



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:32 AM

Hi Matt,

 

The machines are all showed in the Network directory in my computer, I can access the server.

However I cannot access the other two machines although they are all connected to the same network and all the C drives are public.

 

I was going to try creating a new network group for the 64 bit machines.

 

I do not know whether this will interrupt the server communication with each of the windows 7 machines.

 

I need them to communicate with each other so I can use there CPU's and GPU's for CGI work.






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