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Topic # 166136 3-Mar-2015 21:08
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So I have the Pipo machine setup now, but I want to map its drives on my windows 7 desktop PC for copying stuff over to it, as its on a TV and pretty horrid to use with the wireless kbd mouse combo.

Anyway, Its setup with my hotmail address as the only account on it.

Ive got it displaying on the network, and when I click on it, I need a user account to put in to access it obviously. So I try putting in my username@hotmail.com and password, and then explorer on the desktop PC crashes.

I cant just join it to my domain as its the peasant version of windows on it. So do I have to go and make a standalone local user on the machine to access shares with, or should accessing a share with the hotmail address work?

Also, why would explorer crash if I try to access a share with my hotmail address? Seems broken.




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  Reply # 1250568 3-Mar-2015 21:11
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Turn off password protected sharing in the Advanced settings in the Network & Sharing Centre.



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  Reply # 1250570 3-Mar-2015 21:14
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I want a password on it so that any random cant get into it when they are on my lan.

For now I have just enabled the built in administrator account and am using that, but in the past when I have done that I have had ownership issues with files I have copied over belonging to that and not the user account making windows keep doing that annoying permissions thing whenever I have wanted to go into the folders copied over, so I would like to be accessing it as the user account.

Other solution is to delete the hotmail user and go back to normal local user accounts, but that makes using the store a pain with it constantly asking for the hotmail password.




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  Reply # 1250583 3-Mar-2015 21:40
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setup a home group?

thats how i ended up doing it with a win 8.1 and win 7 machine

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  Reply # 1250589 3-Mar-2015 21:43
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Are you dhcp?

Try mapping a drive. If name fails use IP.

Does not answer the question but may give better error info or just work..

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  Reply # 1250590 3-Mar-2015 21:45
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Jase2985: setup a home group?

thats how i ended up doing it with a win 8.1 and win 7 machine

Better answer ; )



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  Reply # 1250593 3-Mar-2015 21:50
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Have the other PCs on a domain so homegroup is not an option. Its never worked properly when I have tried it in the past. INterestingly my 8.1 junk-book is able to get straight into the shares on it, the connections in computer properties shows the username just as RICHARD so I will give that a try once I am done getting all the stuff on it and setup.




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  Reply # 1250607 3-Mar-2015 22:03
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i could never get it working in the past till i got the win 8.1 machine

fafed round for a couple of days trying to get normal shares to work and couldnt so caved and used a homegroup, worked pretty much straight aways and havent looked back since



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  Reply # 1250610 3-Mar-2015 22:07
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The problem is when a machine is on a domain, the homegroup stuff isnt available, so as all my desktop machines are win 7 pro and on a domain, the only other machine that would be able to get in is my other 8.1 machine that cant go on a domain because its the home version.




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  Reply # 1250663 4-Mar-2015 02:17
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In ye olde days you just gave the home machines (ie; 95/98) the same workgroup name as the domain machines (NT). They played happily ever after. Well, mostly..

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  Reply # 1250665 4-Mar-2015 05:57
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richms: The problem is when a machine is on a domain, the homegroup stuff isnt available, so as all my desktop machines are win 7 pro and on a domain, the only other machine that would be able to get in is my other 8.1 machine that cant go on a domain because its the home version.


understand that, its just what i had to do to get it working in my home network

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  Reply # 1250858 4-Mar-2015 11:06
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gzt: In ye olde days you just gave the home machines (ie; 95/98) the same workgroup name as the domain name (NT). They played happily ever after. Well, mostly..

Fixed that. +a restart of everything (could also restart specific services instead)

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  Reply # 1251283 4-Mar-2015 19:09
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I cant remember the precise information required, but I believe one needs to use a local machine account to connect to a non-domain connected account.   I think it needs to be in the format of  'LocalMachine:MyMachine\JoeBloggs'   where MyMachine is the NETBIOS name of the machine.

Similar for using Microsoft Accounts it is 'MicrosoftAccount:MyMachine\JoeBloggs'






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