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how to check admin share is disabled or not on windows 7 computers

Q: how to check admin share is disabled or not on windows 7 computers

kindly let me know script to check admin share is disabled or not
assume i have list of machines how to check admin share is disabled or not on windows 7 computers

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I had 2 Win 7 computers that shared files successfully without using a homegroup and with Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 installed. Then both of these machines were upgraded to Windows 10 and they can no longer share files. I get a message that one machine is denying access to the other.

I tried using a homegroup on the Win 10 machines. I was easily able to create a homegroup on one machine but, when trying to join it on the other machine, after entering the password, I get "Windows no longer detects a homegroup on this network."

I have tried disabling Bitdefender and also upgrading Bitdefender to 2017 and neither helps.
The Peer Networking Grouping and HomeGroup Provider services are running on both machines.
Ivp6 is enabled on both machines.

I need to be able to share files either using or not using a homegroup.

Many thanks for any help!

A:Cannot share files between 2 Windows 10 computers

Have you enabled the file-sharing attributes on both PC's?

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I have a LAN with three computers attached: one running Windows 95a, one with Win98, and one with Windows 2000 Professional. The two 9x computers can "see" each other in Network Neighborhood, and the Windows 2000 computer can "see" the others, but neither 9x computer can connect into the Win2k computer.

On the Windows 98 computer, I get a dialog box requesting a password to resource \\COMPUTERNAME\IPC$. However, I do not recall setting any IPC password, and the Administrator password does not work there.

The Windows 95 computer, however, simply tells me: "\\COMPUTERNAME is not accessible. Your password has expired."

How can I make the two Win9x computers view my shares on the Win2000 computer?

Thanks in advance.

A:{Solved} - Windows 9x computers can't view Win2k Pro share


1) Make sure that your Win9x machines and Win2K machine have the same workgroup name

2) Make sure the Win9x machines are logging in with the Client for Microsoft networks, and that they are using a username and password.

3) In win2K, create user accounts for the username and passwords used to log onto the Win9x machines (or, you could just log onto the Win9x machines with the same username and password you use to log onto the Win2K machine)


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I'm trying to publish an extension using local file share in windows admin center.
I have added my shared location path in the extension of WAC as per the document of WAC.
After adding the path to the feed how should I proceed to publish the extension.
Please help me out in this.

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There is a user, Dad, with admin privileges on a Windows 7 machine (this is me).

There are other users, kid1 and kid2, with no admin privileges (my kids ;-) )

I want to let kid1 and kid2 access the contents of a directory in my userspace C:\Users\Dad\ . In fact it's not at the top level, let's say it's C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos (because it is). I want to let kid1 have read/write access and kid2 read only access.

I navigated my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud and then right-clicked on photos, clicked on properties, clicked on the sharing tab, and did what looked like the sensible thing (gave the kids the required access).

I then logged in as kid2 and attempted to find my way to C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud\photos. I got there -- but on the way I saw far too much -- kid2 can see a complete list of the names of all files and directories in D:\Users\Dad (not ideal) and also names of all files and directories in C:\Users\Dad\ownCloud (which is not acceptable, because that is my entire life in the cloud).

Is this expected behaviour when sharing directories in Windows? If not, what did I do wrong?

If so then this is no good and I guess I need a workaround. The problem is that I am not at all sure that I can move the directory, because it part of a cloud storage service (like Dropbox, but a different company) and as far as I know that directory ...\ownCloud\photos (the one I want to share with my kids) must be a subdirectory of ...\ownCloud (the one that I really don't want my kids ... Read more

A:Admin wants to share a directory with non-admin users

NTFS Folder Permissions

I'm thinking if you create a symbolic link in C:\Users\Public you may be able to let the kids go directly to the shared folder. Perhaps then you can deny Traverse permission to block the parent folder. But I haven't done it myself.

Stoik Joker,who has the NTFS permissions page in the above link, is also a regular poster on DonationCoder.com. You may be able to ask for clarifications there. And of course someone with SysAdmin type experience may chime in here.

If you succeed using external info please post the solution.

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My problem is that i can't update windows . Every time that i try to, it just says "Windows update cannot currently check for updates, because updates on this computer are controlled by your system administrator" now i am the systems administrator. I recently had a virus (it's cleaned out now) but i don't know how to reactivate it...
Btw, the services is running if i check services.

Greatful for any help!


A:Windows can't update, disabled by admin...:(

What virus did you have? It doesn't sound like it's been totally cleaned up.

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I have a lenovo laptop with the TMP chip and bitlocker.

I had a admin account on the domain but i took the laptop off the domain, did not realise that the local administrator account is disabled.

So now i can only login to the laptop with a standard account. Is there a way to enable administrative rights on the laptop again. I cannot join the PC back to the domain it says access denied in powershell.

Any ideas would be very much appreciated.
many thanks in advance.
Upen Desai

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Im new to this service.  I cant resent my dns.  when I do I lose internet access,, lots of other stuff.  I had my computers fixed by professionals in October $$$ and now everything is back. 

A:I am Hijacked all computers. changed dns computers set as client no admin

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Hello, I have not posted anything in a long-while, been off the internet awhile.

Windows 7 Home Premium, several user accounts, most are administrator accounts (home computer):

User account types randomely change from admin to something else, or disabled.

Also, "some features are disabled by administrator" message appears (like the task manager, and ability to change desktop background for a few...) while on an account with administrator privlages.

The Windows 7 was upgraded from Windows Vista Home.

I haven't attempted to format and reinstall yet, but thinking about it...

Thanks for any feedback.

A:Windows 7 disabled features on admin account

Hi -

I would suggest you go ahead and re-install Windows 7 as it appears to be an option for you. It takes about 45 min system time.

Happy Holidays!



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I have just had a new (refurbished) hard drive replaced on my new company laptop with a new (re) install of Windows 7. The
Desktop Background is disabled and stuck on Solid Color.
A message at the bottom of the Personalization screen says
One or more of the settings on this page has been disabled by the System Administrator.
There is no group policy to disable the background - all other users are able to.  I had access to all of the display options on the previous Windows 7 install. The system IT guy who installed it went through the computer policies and none of
them are set. He couldn't figure out what the issue is and gave up.
I also was going to delete the files in %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes\
that caused problems for other users but there was nothing in there.
Is there something else I can check to fix this issue?

A:Windows 7 Desktop Background Disabled by Admin

1) go the command prompt run this command and see the log file and make it sure that you really  dont have anything applied 
 gpresult /v  >c:\policy.txt

2) also please go here and see on the right side side-pane if you have the dword value  
if yes you may delete and try it. 
3) Also create one more user and check the behavior if the behavior is same for the new user then you might have to check this part

 NoChangingWallPaper dword value


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I have a laptop and a desktop, both running Windows 10 on the same login.

I have been modifying network settings, and I have noticed that if my laptop has network discovery totally disabled, but I enable it on my desktop, my desktop can start accessing the laptops files. The same thing works vice versa.

Is this because both computers use the same login? Otherwise this seems like a big security flaw! How do I fix this?

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hey guys,

i am in need to create a batch file that can add/remove admin rights from remote computers in my network. So far, i have been able to put together two file.....the first accepts the input which is the hostname OR IP address and the calls the second batch file to do the job....to remove admin rights. but facing a couple of issues which I was hoping you can help me with.

I am looking for a file which can

probably combine the below two to a single one (if possible)
can delete all domain users from the 'Administrators' group without removing the 'Domain Admins' group

can you look at the code and help me tweak it.

batch file to remove admin rights
@Echo off
cd C:\pstools
set /p input= (enter hostname or IP address of the system to connect to):
psexec.exe \\%input% -u .\administrator -p password123# "C:\batch\1.bat"

the file (1.bat) that is called by the above file to add/remove admin users
@Echo off
set /p "input=(domain username): "

if /i "%~1"=="add" goto :add1
if /i "%~1"=="del" goto :del
goto :EOF

"c:\windows\system32\net localgroup administrators" "domain\%input%" /delete
for /F %i in ('net localgroup administrators') do net localgroup administrators %i /delete
goto :EOF

c:\windows\system32\net localgroup administrators "domain\%input%" /add
goto :EOF

A:Batch file to remove admin rights from domain computers (Windows 7)

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We are looking at disabling the Startup Repair on all Windows 7 computers across the organization.
Some of these computers, has BitLocker installed on them.
Few Questions:
1. Will disabling Startup Repair bring any impact to computers with BitLocker installed?

2. Does Startup Repair cause computer to disjoin the domain?
3. Is there a way to disable Startup Repair using SCCM? or is it better to do it via GPO?
Thank you

Best Regards,

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I know there is a tool available to test my computer to see if it's capable of running Windows 7. My question is this: Is there a tool available that I can run on the server that will test all machines on my network? With the free Windows Upgrade Advisor, I must visit each computer. Just looking for a way to do this without visiting each computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Tools to check my computers compatability with Windows 7

How many pcs are you talking about and what`s their age. Most business`s tend to have the same computer models. Well at least the ones I`ve worked at.

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Hi, for about a month or so, my windows dwm isn't working (dwm service is on) and my computer keeps constantly getting infected with virusus/trojans and some pups. My browser also keeps asking me to be a default program. All of these viruses/trojans pop up under my appdata folder. I would like some assistance in deleting the infections. Thanks in advance!
Edit: I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.

A:Default Browser check keeps popping up, Windows Aero disabled

Hello hk101 and welcome to BleepingComputer.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop. Run the program.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer.This time click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder. Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will c... Read more

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I'm trying to use PsTools to remotely send messages to clients (using the 'msg' program) regarding the network (e.g. a server is going to reboot). When using it in command prompt, it works for some machines, but for others, it errors about not being able to use the admin$ share on the target computer. I tried accessing the share via Run..., but again, it failed. The targets are all Windows XP. How do I make sure the admin$ share is accessible by the domain controller?

A:admin$ share

Usually any share with a $ on it is a default admin share and is
limited to the local computers admin acount.
You probably need to change them to standard shares by unsharing
it and clicking apply,then share it again and apply.
That should change the share to one without the $ limitation.

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I have two PC's running windows 7 home premium.One is a desktop and other is a laptop.
Homegroup all set up and running.
Now when I want to copy and paste a photo from laptop to desktop when I select paste on the picture folder on the desktop through the homegroup i get a box comes on screen, (see image supplied).
But if I do the opposite copy and paste from desktop to laptop all works okay,The problem is from laptop to desktop.
Any help please.
Image here.

Many thanks in advance.

A:Share between two computers

You should first make sure that the C:>Users folder is shared through the Sharing tab as per the first picture below. You need click Advanced Sharing then put in the check mark, hit the permission button and add more check marks for read/write access as required, click apply ok etc.

Although it appears as if you already have the pictures files shared out the share won't work correctly unless the C:>Users folder is also shared because of the folder hierarchy.

You might also want to look in the Advanced Sharing Settings to make sure that Network Discovery and Printer and File Sharing etc. are turned on as in the second picture.

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i have one computer with win98se, and one with win2000,
i once could share them with each other, but now i can only access the 98 pc from my win2000 pc, when i try to access the 2000 pc, it once said that my password has expired, and now it asks for a password...

i made a workgroup and put both i my computers in it...

where could the problem be?


A:how can i share my 2 computers?

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I try to mount a network drive using command net use between 2 computers : 
Windows XP (admin$) (keyboard Qwerty, EN)
Windows 10 Pro (net use) (keyboard Azerty, FR)
net use p: \\<ip_xp>\admin$ /user:<ip_xp>\administrator  <password>
But I have the error inside the sÚcurity event viewer : 529
Something like that : 
Unknown user name or bad password
Name: susan (different every few mins)

Type: 3
Process: NTLMSSP
User Name: username
Domain: our romain
Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E7)
Process ID: 9692
Services: -
Network Address: -
Port: -


(The goal is to build a VM through VMware Converter)


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I found after the Windows Update in Nov 2017, most of PCs (more than 500) in my company change the Admin$ Share behavior. Now the Admin$ Share can read only but not writable. Any ways to fix it?

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I have a home network setup with two desktops that are physically wired to a router, and one laptop that connects wearilessly. All systems are running WIndows XP SP2.

On the desktop computers I am able to file share successfully without any trouble. I go to My computer, My Network Places and all of my shared folders show up.

On the laptop I am not able to get any files to share. However print sharing does work. On the laptop I try to add the shared files like I did on the desktop system by doing the following:

-I go to my computer
-Click my network places
-Click add new network place
-The wizard pops up and I click next
-I select Choose Another Location and then Browse

At this point I am able to see all of the folders beign shared. When I do this on my laptop that is connected to the network wearilessly none of those folders show up! I have exausted my resources so fare. I have disabled all farewells thinking that might be it, but still no success. If anybody can help me I would really appreciate it.
Thank you!

A:Can't file share on only one of my computers!

Try right clicking on the file/folder you intend to share and selecting Sharing and Security.... Create a new share there.

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I am using broad band service & i want to share the ip address for my two systems, is this posssible. I know my ip address through the site named http://www.****************/. Now i want to share the ip on both systems. Need help pls...........

A:How can we share the ip addresas for two computers?

Get a router between the modem and the computers. This is by far the easiest way.

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I have two computers on a network and I want to be able to use one Outlook pst from both computers. Everything I've read indicates I need Exchange Server to do this but that seems like overkill. Is there any other way to do this?

I only need to share Calendar, Contacts and Tasks. I don't use Outlook for email.

A:Share one Outlook pst between 2 computers?

It may be able to work without the Exchange server, because it is possible to manage email between the same email account on 2 computers.

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Here's the deal: yesterday I got a wireless router and one wireless usb adapter. In one room is my main computer hard-wired to the router (SMC wireless cable modem gateway); the other computer is using the usb wireless adapter. Pretty simple. Works just fine. I've done all the instructions to setup to be able to access files from either computer but it doesn't work. How can I share files with the other computer? Thanks.

A:How to get two computers to share files

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I have 2 computers. One is connected to the internet and has a printer. The other is a stand-alone job and is not connected to the internet. My wife plays games and does some word processing on it. They're in the same room about 7 ft apart. Is there a way of hooking them up so both computers can share the printer? A switch of some kind? And I guess I need to load the printer software on the stand-alone computer before I do anything else. Thx!


A:2 computers 1 printer - how do I share

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my network

modem -> router -> wifi

wifi -> win 7 64 bit
wifi -> win 7 32 bit eee laptop
wifi -> win xp 32 bit

win 7 32 bit has 2 shares setup on it, the default user share and the a manual share with permissions set to everybody.

My xp box can access both these shares
My win 7 64 bit box can only access the user share but not the manual share. It can connect to the xp shares.

The win 7 32 laptop can connect to the 64 bit shares and the xp shares.

If I ping from win 7 64 to win 7 32 like this:

ping lappy

it fails. in this case its using ipv6. however if i:


it works great.

I can't figure out for the life of me how to get the win 64bit box to access the win 7 32 bit manual share.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Can't connect to share while other computers can

just bumping hoping for some help.

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What is the best way to share files between 2 computers connected via adsl router? (no wifi, just cable)

Pls dont tell me usb key or something like that. Some file like HDD image are pretty huge therefor what method should I bestly use?

Also any hints how to set such thing up would be nice.

A:Best way to share files between 2 computers

Just configure file sharing.

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.

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I have my main computer connected to sbc dsl running windows XP. I have two other computers.....1 with windows 98 and the other with windows 98se. I want to be able to share the dsl connection with these other computers.....what do I need to make this happen? By the way my dsl modem is an old speedstream external usb. Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:want to share dsl connection with 3 computers

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My windows and mac computer cannot connect to one another other computers can connect to either one without any issues at all i've contacted apple and my mac is "too old" and i contacted microsoft and only got "it must be the mac" so i'm literally going crazy because this used to work fine and i just did an inplace upgrade which didn't work i'm trying anything to get this working again

I have more detail written here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7612608

OS: OS X 10.8.5
Processor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
HDD: 160gb
GPU: ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB

Windows PC:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16332 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 113905 MB, Free - 59902 MB; S: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 252733 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Computers can't share files

Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on and off . Find SMB 1.0 and make sure it is checkmarked.

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Laptop(winxp sp2) and my PC running the same OS.

I connect to the internet via USB port on the Laptop and run my PC via the extra Ethernet port on my "Voyager 205" B/Band modem/ Router. Is it now possible to share files between these 2 computers? or have i got it all wrong. I have not yet set up any shared network settings. Thanks for all views and replies in advance.

A:Can i now share files between 2 computers?

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I am trying to set up my new computer and my old computer to share the printer. I have a wireless router and a wireless adapter. The guy at the store said I could set it up to share the DSL and the printer but so far I have only gotten them to share the DSL. Can they share the printer?
The computers are
HP Media Center PC
820 pentium D
1 GB Memory
300 GB hard drive
HP pavillion 752c
2.0 GHZ pentium 4
512 Memory
80 GB hardrive
The router is D-Link DI-624
The adapter is D-Link DWL-G122
The printer is HP psc 750xi

A:Can 2 computers share 1 printer?

First you'll want to open up Printers & Faxes on the computer the printer is connected to (Start > Control Panel > Printers & Faxes). Right click on the printer and select 'Sharing'.

Click the Share Printer button then give it a name in the box below that. Click apply, then OK.

Now go to the other computer and open up Printers & Faxes window. Right click anywhere in the white space and hit 'Add Printer'.

Next > Select 'A netowrk printer, or printer attached to another computer', Next > Select 'Connect to this Printer', and fill in the box next to 'Name:' with

\\*name of computer printer is connected to*\*name you gave printer earlier when you shared it*

Hit next and it should find it if the name is correct. Select Yes to use it as the default printer, then hit Next. Voila, hit finish and your done.

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Our checkbook is on my wife's computer. I have installed the same software on my computer (on the same network as hers) and tried to make it see her data, but I guess I am senile or something. (40 years ago I was a computer programmer...) Both computers are on W10.

How can I do that? (a link to someplace that explains it in English would be great)

A:All I want to do is share one file on two computers....

You can always get a network drive and save the file on there. Only problem is to know what this software that you are using. Mint .com is a better way of tracking checking, savings and other accounts. Now days you will really not find many programs that use a static file on a computer for any kind of accounting, unless you had created this one on your own.

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I have 2 Vista 64 machines on the same router. One of the machines holds my music library. Are there step by step instructions on what I have to do to allow music and playlists from my media server to be played by the other computer?

I am a network neanderthal, you can't be too simple in your answers. To put this in perspective, I can't even figure out how to map the two computers together as network drives, and I think I might even have the same computer name for the two gonks which makes everything more confusing .


A:Share music between computers?

Dear, if your computers are in same physical segment and you dont use router...it means you should config them as same logical subnet.
to doing this, put them in same subnet mask.
you can configure these by clicking properties of TCP/IP stack protocol.
help: right click on your lan network connection and choose properties...and then choose TCP/IP properties.

give them these ip addresses:

with these IP addresses, remote machines at internet,can not connect to your home lan...so it will be safe.

then they can communicate together via a workgroup scheme.
you can create a workgroup by going on properties of my computer.
on computer name Tab,click on change...do this as the same for all of your computers.

then restart.

at this time you need to share your folders ( mp3 )...dont forget: we can not share files on Microsoft Windows..it is only possible to sharing folders.

for sharing folders,please click on properties of your folders...then choose sharing tab.

you can browse your workgroup machines by my network places at XP and Network at Vista.

another way is using UNC address...

in run type:
\\destination computer name or its ip address\sharefolder

if you want to using computer name on UNC address, you should enable this option on TCP/IP properties:

go to wins tab and make enable netbios over tcp/ip.
NBT or netBT is short of netbios over tcp/ip.
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hi there

i m still new here

i had this problem when i was working on a network of 20 computers and a server computer (dell poweredge) when i tried to share a powerpoint file with
all of the 20 computers to be opened at the same time
only 10 of them opened the file while an error message apeared with the rest which said that maximum connection number has reached

if any one can help me how can i increase the number of connection from one computer to 20 others on same network?


A:How to share one folder with 20 computers

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My computer started acting funny after watching videos online and getting tons of pop-ups. Some of which claimed I could have a potential virus. Now I know this came from a site and I should never read into it. but it had me wondering.
Then i noticed all of sudden some of the websites I was looking at like would stop opening and would be unavailble.
Now I have AVG Virus Protection on my computer. It is letting me know that my PC health is not good cause the administrative share is enabled and it says I should disable it. 
i do not fully understand what this means and why this was an issue in the first place. What should I do? Do I enable or disable and why?

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum but it looks like a great place.

I was wondering if anyone had found a solution to accessing the default admin shares (c$, d$, etc) on a vista machine over the network.

I've tried the solution mentioned here: Default Admin Share C$

But it didn't fix anything.

I can access other non-admin shares on the computer but can't access any of the admin shares. I'd rather not have to create more shares, but obviously that is a solution.

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Deault Admin Share

Hi, 06graphite, and welcome to the forums.

I assume you went through the entire thread and tried all 2 (or 3) suggestions?

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Okay, so this isn't super important but it would be nice. I have two computers and I would like to file share the computers over the network (wireless) automatically. I have tried to do my own research and have had no luck. If any one could help me, it would be very appreciated.

A:Automatic File Share between two computers

I'm not too sure exactly what you are trying to achieve, but this tutorial may be of help to you.


My apologies if it's not what you're after.

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I recently networked my computers (wireless adsl) and I can share my internet access but not the printer etc. I go into my network places which is empty so can someone tell me how I can network the printers and all that?

btw i tried doing the set up small network wizard and the wizard gets to a screen where it says disconnected hardware which is:

Local Area Connection VIA compatible fast ethernet adaptor

btw the network hardware I use is a minitare PCI 11g for both computers.

A:I can share my computers interenet with others but not printers

Without knowing more details like what operating systems you have or what error messages you are getting, see:

for some ideas.

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Computer 1: Windows 10 Desktop
Computer 2: Windows 10 Laptop

On both machines, I have:

Turn on network discovery.
Turn on file and printer sharing.
(same for Guest/Public)
Allow Windows manage homegroup connections.

Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders.
Turn off password protected sharing

I can see Computer 1 and 2 under Network on both machines.

I have a folder shared on both computers.

I've managed to get Computer 2 to see shared folders on Computer 1.

However, I cannot seem to get Computer 1 to see shared folders on Computer 2.

When I click on the Domain name of the Laptop under Network, it requests Network Credentials.

Entering the Username/Password of either machine does not work.

I'm out of ideas.



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hello again!

I'm looking for a good and easy way to share files and folders over the internet. i am not talking about dropbox and so on... i want it to be like windows' network sharing, select computer->browse folders->upload/download.
this seems to be extremely hard to do!

been trying to make SW VPN work but it's just to much of a fuss, my router either does not support it or it just wont open the ports/protocols.

I have also tried ftp, this works but it requires a client and a server at both ends which is not acceptable and to much work to set up.

please guys! any good ideas!?

A:share files via internet between 2 or more computers

How about Logmein?--described briefly. Then, go here.

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Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router? (both Xp)

A:Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router?

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I have a laptop with Widows 7 and a desktop with Windows XP. The computers are not in a shared network.

1. How do I add the bookmarks I make in Firefox, of my laptop, to the bookmarks list of FF in my desk top, and vise-versa?

2. Is it possible to share, or import and export the bookmarks between Firefox and Internet Explorer, of the same computer?

Thank you

A:How do I share bookmarks in firefox on 2 different computers?

In Firefox click on the bookmark icon choose Show All Bookmarks Click on Import and Backup and export bookmarks as HTML and save it somewhere then copy it to a USB drive and do the same on the other computer but choose Import Bookmarks as HTML, navigate to the file and import it. You can do the same in Internet Explorer by clicking on the Bookmark icon at the top right then click Add to Favorites then Import and Export choose Import from a file then tick favorites in the next window then next and again navigate to your HTML file and import it

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OK herse the deal.;.

I have two computers, and i have a broadband blaster dsl modem connected to my DSL service which I get through AOL.

I have a BEFSR41 version 2 LINKSYS Etherfast Cable/DSL Router. (all update on firmware).

Ok, here is how everythin is connected....

My DSL MODEM is connected to a jack in the wall by an RJ cable, and is also connected to the LINKSYS router in the WAN port by a CAT-5 cable. My two computers and directly connected to the LINKSYS router, taking up 2 of the 4 available LAN ports (using CAT-5 cables). My AOL is set to sign on thrugh TCP/IP since I have a router. I can get on AOL DSL great, now heres the problem. I just finished setting up the other computers thats connected, and when I go to internet explorer i get no internet. On the router, the lights are on and it shows the connection is there.

I want to be able to go on one computer on the internet through internet explorer, as long as the other one is signed on AOL DSL.

I don't want it to be so that each computer has to individually sign on AOL to use internet.

A:AOL DSL, two computers, one linksys router, share?

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I have 2 computers and want to be able to share my printer between the 2. How do I do this if I do not have any internet in my home? Is there an adapter that can split the connection on the printer, then I can plug in the 2 computers?

A:Share a printer between 2 computers (no internet)

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Gateway PC
MS Windows 98SE
MS Outlook Express v5.5 is my email software
I have a cable modem from my internet service provider.
I am using a Linksys 4port router to gain internet access on both of the computers in my house (mine and my roommate's)

My roommate and I have set up our individual email accounts on our respective computers. We have 2 separate IP addresses, identical except for the final digit.

Recently, we began heavy trading on ebay, so we opened a third email account with our ISP to keep our ebay business separate from our individual personal business. We ran into a problem, however, because we only opened that account on my roommate's computer. I didn't know how to configure our computers so I could check that account from my computer.

To complicate matters more, I created a new identity and email address on my computer identical to the ebay account on his computer, only the two machines are still on different IP addresses. Now, we have to check BOTH accounts (the two accounts with identical names) because some email is coming to my computer and some to my roommate's. I have tried to email my roommate at that email address, but since I have the same email address, I always get my own emails, and he doesn't receive them. Does this make ANY sense?

Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can consolidate these two "doppelganger" accounts into one account that will receive all email sent to its address, and will be access... Read more

A:Can 2 computers share an email account?

With 2 PCs access the same email account, the mails will be deleted after downloaded by default.

To keep a copy in the server so that when the other PC access the mailbox, it will also get a copy, do the following:

1. From OE, goto Tools>Accounts
2. Under Mail tab, double click on the account
3. Under Advanced tab, check box "leave a copy of the messages on the server"
4. Check 1 of the sub-boxes of your preference.

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This is probably simple enough, but I've Googled the topic to death with little success.

I'm sharing a few folders between two computers (both Windows 7) on my home network. The folders are each set to be shared with "Everyone."

Let's call the two computers/users Jack and Jill. What I'd like to do: only allow Jill to access Jack's shares, and vice-versa -- excluding any other computers on the network from accessing the folders. Is this possible?

(Note: When modifying the user permissions of the shared folders, users on other computers are not presented for me to choose. I've attempted to create user accounts on each computer, with names corresponding to the user accounts of the other, but that didn't work. Thus! my only workable option right now is "Everyone.")

We're dealing with 7 Starter, unfortunately, on both computers (so no homegroups).
Any ideas? Thanks a lot.

A:Share folders to specific computers only?

It's a bit tricky to set this up but it can be done if you follow the procedure below. Posted by TomStitt awhile back.

When the users connect, you need to have password sharing enabled (i.e. they must put in a password to enter the shared computer (they can always save this so they need not enter it next time). You now need 2 local users on the Windows 7 computer, e.g. call them user1 and user2 with their own respective passwords. Don't make them ADMIN users.

Note that you also need to remap the drives and use these logins and passwords for the drive mapping.

Now user1 has access to everything, so on the outside folder give them complete access (or read only as you desire, including access to the special folder inside). Repeat this action for user2. Now go to the special folder that you only want user1 to have access to. right click on it and select properties/security. On the permissions tab, have a look and write down the current permission settings (this is an important reducndancy step should something you do fail later). Now look for a tickbox to inherit parent permissions and untick this. Now give permissions only to those users that you want to access this folder. Be aware that you probably need SYSTEM and CREATOR OWNER on there.

Like all good plans, switch user to user1 on the Windows 7 box and test that they can locally access what they are supposed to. Repeat with User2. Now remap the drives with the new passwords and give the passwords out to the users.

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