Cannot see all computers on your network? Here is the possible fix.

Do you have computers that do not show up under your “Network” or Network Neighborhood? Or in reverse, do you have snoopy employees that don’t need to “see” all computers that are online?

There are lots of articles on how to share a folder or drive and they have it 90% correct. There are times when you make the share, however when you open up your “Network” the computer does not appear. This requires you to use an UNC path such as “//computername” to get to it compared to just clicking on the computer in your network.

If you have a peer-to-peer network this is the easy fix to finding missing computers not listed under your “Network”. Continue reading

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Enable Mapping To C$ In Windows 7

People who have been using Windows for years, likely know about the administrator share (C$) built into Windows file sharing. You open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer),type in the computer name followed by the “/” and then “C$” (//MyOldPC/C$) and you could access almost if not everything on the computer. No, you could not ‘run’ programs this way, just access the files and folders.

When you need to move data from one home computer to another such as during a computer replacement or upgrade you want to make it as easy and quick as possible. Continue reading

Running programs from another PC or Server on a Windows 7 computer

If you have a Windows 7 program that starts from a different PC or the server you will be asked to “run” or “Cancel” (or in some cases “ok”) the program every time you boot. Sometimes this does not appear until after you have opened another program causing you and your software confusion. I deal with this a lot in the Dental and Medical community.

Basically this is how to tell Windows 7 to trust a particular network location.

This is a “Trust” issue between Windows 7 and the other computer / server that host the program. Continue reading