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Windows 7 home basic not able to connect to workgroup

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  • Configuration
  • Laptops
  • Windows 7
  • Connection
  • Home Basic
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January 20, 2011 10:35:20 AM

Hello,
not able to connect with laptop running with win7 home basic to workgroup. we can ping the server but not able to access both sides

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a c 572 D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
January 20, 2011 10:59:15 AM

What can you tell us about how the work group server is setup?
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a b D Laptop
a c 423 $ Windows 7
January 20, 2011 11:51:12 AM

If they are all windows 7 computers use homegroup!
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January 27, 2011 4:34:43 AM

the probelm is that we have all mahcines on windows xp except one with windows 7 home basic. the old server is suing 2003 r2 where all laptops get connected both xop and windows 7.
when we connect a new server with 2003 std , then the laptop with windows 7 home basic acts up. rest all are working fine . shall i change the new server to 2003 r2 and check?
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a c 229 D Laptop
a c 376 $ Windows 7
January 27, 2011 2:11:54 PM

What is the exact issue with the Win 7 machine? You can't get to the server from it? Does it get the correct IP for your network? Try turning off the built-in firewall in the Win 7 computer.

If you are trying to connect it to a domain (not workgroup), you won't be able to unless you get 7 Pro or higher.
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February 8, 2011 11:58:58 AM

Upgrade your Windows, i know Home Premium supports joining a homegroup, but not creating. Professional supports creating a homegroup, but i think you will need Enterprise or Ultimate to create and join a workgroup.
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