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Win 8 cant access Server w2k.

  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    If you upgraded to Windows 8 Pro then the settings in the link below should allow you access to that server Workgroup or Domain.

    https://www.eightforums.com/network-s...tml#post177162

    Check the time/date settings are in sync with the Servers settings.
    that did it! Thanks for walking me through it. Still wonder why Basic rejected the connection after it worked initially though. I rep'd you ! thanks

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  2. #22


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    Windows 7 ultimate x64


    Did you upgrade Windows 8 or did you sync the clocks?
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by Parman View Post
    Did you upgrade Windows 8 or did you sync the clocks?
    I upgraded to pro and followed his previous instructions on security policies.
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  4. #24


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    If I were you - just use classic networking -- forget about the whole HOMEGROUP idea. Delete all computers from the homegroup and start again just using basic Networking.

    Remember also to enable sharing on ALL the computers in the network -- and you'll have to also usually have to have a user account AND A PASSWORD on all the relevant computers.

    IMO for as long as I've been using computers Ms has made a complete pigs ear of networking -- I'm by no means a Geek with this stuff but Linux has always seemed much more Network friendly even years ago.

    I'm not sure about W8 basic edition but I'm sure it MUST be possible for it to be part of a Network.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    If I were you - just use classic networking -- forget about the whole HOMEGROUP idea. Delete all computers from the homegroup and start again just using basic Networking.

    Remember also to enable sharing on ALL the computers in the network -- and you'll have to also usually have to have a user account AND A PASSWORD on all the relevant computers.

    IMO for as long as I've been using computers Ms has made a complete pigs ear of networking -- I'm by no means a Geek with this stuff but Linux has always seemed much more Network friendly even years ago.

    I'm not sure about W8 basic edition but I'm sure it MUST be possible for it to be part of a Network.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    Homegroup is actually much more useful than you seem to think and also has some huge security advantages that you may not be aware of.

    If the Op or anyone else, wants any type of decent security on a simple Home or Work network and also wants to have selective User sharing rather than having every Shared file exposed to everyone on the network then setting up a Homegroup is in fact the way to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by DRCMessiah View Post

    I upgraded to pro and followed his previous instructions on security policies.
    Thanks for the rep, glad your problem is solved.
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