home group issue

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  1. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    Hi.

    I set up a home group last night between my 2 PCs (desktop which i will call PC1 and laptop which I will call PC2) last night and a printer. Everything was working correctly after I shared everything on printers, C:..etc. This morning when I booted up all 3 devices I had trouble accessing the desktop of PC1 from PC2 under PC1's user's name and vise versa.

    What would coz this and how do I fix it plz?

    thx
     
  2. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    Can i get some help with this plz?
     
  3. lobo11

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  4. Zardoc

    Zardoc MDL Senior Member

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    I don't use HomeGroup. I disable it first out and simply share through password. If you only share with your 2 PCs don't bother. If you want to disable HomeGroup, here is the Powershell command
    Get-Service HomeGroupListener | Stop-Service -PassThru | Set-Service -StartupType disabled
    Get-Service HomeGroupProvider | Stop-Service -PassThru | Set-Service -StartupType disabled
     
  5. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Then use the IP address instead of the name \\PCName\Sharename ==> \\@IP\Sharename
    Problem can be name resolution by netbios (diffusion problem through routers.........)
    What you can do also is added the name of the PCs in a host file associated with the IP address be sure the IP isn't changing and that should work. ;)
     
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  6. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    What would be the exact way to add it to the host file plz?

    thx
     
  7. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I tried the Home Group to share but just never liked it for one reason or another. One of the first things I do on my Windows 7 and later installations is to leave the Home Group. I've never regretted it.
     
  8. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    well then how would / could i access other PCs desktop, printer and vise versa?

    thx
     
  9. hb860

    hb860 MDL Addicted

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    Just include them in the same workgroup, enable network discovery and share the printer/folders.
    No homegroup required.
     
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    glennsamuel32 MDL Senior Member

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  11. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    #11 rpo, Mar 19, 2017
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    If you don't use passwords for login, apply this regisrer hack :
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
    "LimitBlankPasswordUse"=dword:00000000
    ;
     
  12. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    #12 marchy, Mar 20, 2017
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    sorry, it did not work. Any other ideas?
     
  13. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    I don't use homegroup and apply what post #9 suggests. Share your hard drives and your printer. I use this configuration with 6 PCs (in the same workgroup) and a printer connected thru a USB port on one of my desktops.
     
  14. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    #14 kaljukass, Mar 20, 2017
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    If not needed, then not needed. :clap:
     
  15. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    Sorry but this didnt help at all.
     
  16. Rock Hunter

    Rock Hunter MDL Senior Member

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    If you run File Explorer and click on Network (down at the bottom of the tree), do you see any of the other computers that are part of your homegroup?
     
  17. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    yes, the 2 i want to communicate with each other.
     
  18. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    bump....................
     
  19. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Have you shared all drives on each computer :p
     
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