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How do I edit Network Locations in Windows 7?

Is there any way to edit Network Locations in Windows 7? I'd like to rename some, purge the unneeded ones.. The only place where I found the list is when you manage default printers - but you cannot ...
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Internet connection sharing over WIFI without modifying LAN adapter IP address

I have an Android phone (non-rooted Sony Ericsson ST15i) that I'd like to connect to the internet via my laptop's wired Ethernet connection (linked to my university network, that uses an ...
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VirtualBox reinstalling & updating has left me with Too Many Network Adapters. How Do i remove them?

I have too many network adapters. I have had to reinstall, repair VirtualBox a few times, and I have three NICs in my laptop. I definitely don't need to have 14 bridged networking drivers though, and ...
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Snow Leopard and a Windows network

I have just added a MBP to my home network and while I can connect to the internet etc, i cannot browse my home networked computers. I have already added a new location in my Network preferences yet ...
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Which File contains the local Static IP Address in Windows XP

The Operating system of a Windows XP machine has crashed. I want to know its Static IPv4 Address, to reconfigure the system after using the Repair Operating System option. How can I retrieve my old ...
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How do you set up Ubuntu to see Windows Network?

I've tried the various tutorials and no success so far. I can connect to the router and from there to the internet, but I cannot see any network shares. I'm connecting through wlan0. I would ...
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Windows 7 “Set Network Location”: global or per interface?

Whenever I plug in my wireless modem on Windows 7, I get the following dialog: It's not entirely clear to me whether the option "Treat all future networks that I connect to as public, and don't ask ...
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Set future network connections to Private location instead of defaulting to Public

In Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2, is it possible to set future network connections to use the Private firewall profile instead of defaulting to Public one? I have tried setting all the network items ...
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Manage Internet connection for a program

I am using a Windows 7 PC with 2 network cards. One for a public line and one for an internal line behind a proxy. Is there a way or a software program where I can manage which program (Outlook, WM) ...
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How do I prevent connection resets upon pulling the ethernet cable?

In Windows, when you pull out (trip over it) a network cable, then the connections get reset. If you do the same on a Linux box or if you put a switch between PC and router and then pull the cable ...
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What are the difference between DOMAIN and WORKGROUP?

I am confused with the differences between a DOMAIN and a WORK GROUP. What are the differences between a DOMAIN and a WORK GROUP?
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Why can I access some shared folder and not others?

I have four hard drives on my server running windows 7. Upon installing the operating system I set sharing permissions on all of them, yet when I browse the computer under "Network" on another ...
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Windows Network Connectivity Problems After Logging In

I have a frustrating network connectivity issue on my work machine. It's not a crippling problem, but it's driving me bananas, and I would love some advice on how to diagnose the issue. Whenever I ...
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How can I force Windows 7 to always select “Work Network” when connecting to a new network?

We are deploying computers offsite to several sites in small workgroup (i.e. non-domain) environments. The computers have a single network card and no loopback adapter. The problem is that when we ...
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can I prevent internet connectivity in my machine by corrupting some Windows networking api dll? [closed]

I am interested in ways to achieve bulletproof reversible disabling of internet connection. E.g. I figure that if I just run "ipconfig /release" the smart trojan could reenable connection by doing the ...
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Need to detect the same application open on another computer on the network. Any software around that can do this?

I have a time management application that I use at home quite a lot and have running most of the time. At home, I have a desktop PC and a couple of laptops scattered around the house...all networked ...
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How to login on my corporate network using a personal device

In my company we're under a domain name, everytime you boot windows you have to login. Therefore when you try to get the Ethernet and connect it to a personal device, you can't. We don't have wifi ...
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create a private network with router

I would like to create a private network off of my work production network. I'm going to be testing some software on this network, and I can't have any traffic from the test boxes interfering with ...
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NetBIOS Name resolution fails when behind another router

On "PC3", Windows name resolution fails like this. ping PC1 Ping request could not find host PC1. Please... ping 192.168.0.2 Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 ...
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Create local network with Virtual Machine on remote Hyper-V Server

I try to describe situation as well as I can. I have a dedicated server on http://www.hetzner.de/ I've installed there Windows Server 2012 set up Hyper-V role created new virtual machine with ...
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How to access network shares, printers, etc.through Windows 7 Built-In VPN?

After I have successfully connected to a Windows 7 box via the built-in VPN: how do I access shares, shared printers, network appliances, etc.? So, call me bad at googling, but: I can find dozens of ...
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if I run “ipconfig /release” can a program on my machine still get a connection from the network?

after "ipconfig /release" I myself am unable to initiate connection to a remote ip, such as using the browser. But can an attacker across the network initiate connection to my ip?
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Use computer as a virtual wired router

My dad's wireless router is on the opposite end of the room than the TV and I brought over my xbox 360 to play this weekend. However, I lack the will to purchase an overpriced wireless adapter and I ...
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Active Directory - GPO Will Not Apply to Group of Machines

I created a GPO to create a few rules for a set of computers, but no matter what I do, running "gpresult /r" yields "Filtering: Denied (Security)" as admin, or if I'm a regular user, it just doesn't ...
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Windows domain computer “roaming”

So lets say i was setting up a network for a home situation in which 15+ people lived. the residents of the home could not afford to buy 15 computer so they bought ~8 or so laptops to be shared. if ...
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How to open a telnet/ssh session in browsers on Windows 7?

I am creating a webpage which contains a lot of links to various devices and IP addresses. The requirement is such that when you click on any of the links in the webpage, it should open a telnet/ssh ...
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How can I get IP Name Resolution working between XP boxes on LAN?

Before I added an Ooma phone to my home network, I could get to other machines on my network by typing "\dadscomputer\dadsfolder", for instance, if that folder was shared. Now, if I want to do the ...
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Share files from specific folders to computers on the local network [closed]

I've got a mostly Windows-based local network and I would like the files in particular folders of one of the computers on the network to be available to any other computer on that network. Some of the ...
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Is there a way to force/manage file locking in windows?

I have a 2 Windows machines networked and I am having trouble with simultaneous access to files. I would like only one user to be able to open a file at a time, which I thought was automatic, using ...
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Can I create a common domain user and associate it with other domain users?

I need a common domain user that can be used by multiple people. These people have their own domain user accounts. They should be able to login to a machine using the common domain user account, but ...
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How to create a user group for network resource access?

Ours is a windows network. There are some systems with Windows 7 and some with Windows XP. Mine is a Windows 7 system. I would like to create a user group so that I can grant it permission to access ...
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setup a home server

I have a desktop computer running Windows XP and a laptop on Windows 7. I am also sharing my internet connection between the two by means of a wireless router. This wireless router is connected to the ...
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one user is intermittently denied write access [closed]

I have a network shared drive that one user sometimes cannot write to. The user is member of a group with write access to the drive. She sometimes can write, other times cannot. Any ideas?
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Are files opened from a network drive\share copied locally?

On a Windows network if I open a movie file, MP4 or AVI or whatever, that is stored on a network drive is that file copied to my local machine? Where? Or, is it buffered and streamed in the same way ...
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As soon as I plug in the LAN cable WiFi stops working - even though it has higher priority

As suggested here: How to give network choice priority to LAN other than WIFI in windows 7? ... I checked that WLAN has higher priority over LAN. Nonetheless when I plug-in the LAN cable (no ...
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Long access time for static web page on virtual machine

My setup Windows 7 on workstation that I use at work (with domain) and home (no domain) Virtual machine (VMWare) that runs Arch Linux (I will call it just "Linux") with network interface in bridged ...
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Getting Windows netsh hostednetwork SoftAP to use 2.4 and 5 GHZ

I have a Windows 7 PC setup sharing a wired internet connection over Wifi using the "netsh wlan set hostednetwork" command. It is working well but it is only broadcasting in at 2.4GHZ and would like ...
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How can I stop a dropped (physical) network connection from logging off a Windows XP Embedded machine?

I have a Windows XP Embedded machine which runs a remote desktop server. For some reason, if the physical ethernet connection drops out, it appears to log off the current user. Is there any way to ...
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Protect documents on a NAS without using Windows domain credentials [closed]

My first time on SuperUser, looks great! I have a question regarding file sharing in a Windows network. For a project, I am looking into a way of sharing a drive / volume between a few people that ...
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Everytime my internet is disconnected, XP asks me to connect

I keep my internet disconnected when not in use. I completed the Windows XP wizard of Set up a home or small office network. Since then whenever I'm disconnected from internet and an application asks ...
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Mapping Western Digital My book World Edition whitelight

I have a WD Worldbook Whitelight, behind a DDNS configured router, with 443 and 22 ports forwarded. Share folders on Worldbook are protected with username and password. While I can access my ...
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Windows Vista Network Folder and File Sharing

I would like to know how to allow a user/username from a different computer (sample: \home-pc\Owner) to have viewing permissions and someone else (sample \home-pc\Guest) to have full accsess to the ...
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Shared subfolder not accessible over network unless parent folder is also Shared

I've got a Media folder with a Music subfolder: Server\Media\Music If I share Music, it's not accessible over the network ( via \server\media\music ) If I also Share Media, then Music is accessible. ...
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Map drive over VPN (cmd works fine on regular network)

I need to map a network drive over VPN. Very simple host network: no Microsoft server, no AD. Just one router and a NAS appliance (simple Linux file server). When at the office, I can map a drive ...
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Windows shared folders through VPN and Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu and i need to access to the Windows shared folders of a remote LAN network through VPN. I connect successfully to the VPN through a DDNS service (no-ip.org) but i can't see the folders in ...
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Should I redefine the VMWare virtual NIC's as endpoint devices to bypass Windows Firewall?

I have VMWare Workstation 8 on Windows 7. I am an applications developer and I need to start developing and testing an integration between enterprise systems. I want to run two virtual machines, one ...
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Sharing Windows Folders on a Network… other PCs see but can't access

I'm soooo tired of network setup issues. All I want to do is share a folder and all it's sub-folders so other PCs on my network can view and change this remote location. Why is it that setting a dir ...
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vista “network and sharing center” “the parameter is incorrect”

On Vista Home Premium SP1, when I try: Start Control Panel network and sharing center File Sharing Turn On File Sharing Apply I get a very windows 95-esque dialog that says "The parameter is ...
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Offline Files (CSC) on Windows RT

Windows RT does not have the Offline Files service. The Sync Center is also gone. Can it be enabled somehow? or can anyone recommend a replacement? My options are very limited on Windows 8.1 RT. The ...
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Catch 22: Missing Acer Network Drivers

A client recently purchased a second hand computer which had been wiped by the previous owner, an Acer Aspire desktop. The way it was wiped effectively just left a version of Windows 7 that was ...