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rasmasyean

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The tablet is on "Private" profile with "Turn on network discovery" checked. I presume that the setting that should make it visible under other PC's File Explorerer>Network tree.

But no PC on the network can see it. Though the tablet can see all the others. However, it does exhibit unexpected behavior, like requireing User/Pass when clicking on some computers (which have public folders shared), but I feel solving the first problem might fix these symptoms.

This is "Windows 8.1 with Bing" if that makes a difference.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

KYHI

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Pro User
go to control panel - network and sharing - left pane - change advanced sharing - all networks - turn off password required and turn on puplic sharing..

under private network - turn on file and printer sharing and network discovery..

public both options are off

you may have to reboot other pc's to see tablet.. Usually after changing sharing, I reboot all pc's on network..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

strollin

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Do you have any folders on the tablet shared?
 

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rasmasyean

New Member
I have all those settings. The reboots seemed to solve the "Tablet not showing" problem. Now I can see the public folders in the Tablet.
However from the Tablet POV, some computers on the network still seem to ask for User/Pass when clicking on them.
The stange thing is that the popup says "Domain: <Tablet Name>" instead of the Workgroup I set all the computers to...if that even matters.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

rasmasyean

New Member
OK. I found a pattern.


Windows 8 computer (MS account) -> accessing another Windows 8 computer (that doesn't have same account) prompts for user/pass

Windows 8 computer (local account) -> accessing any computer (Windows 8 / 7 /Vista) doesn't prompt


This seems kinda of bizzare to me, but is there some new feature in Windows 8 that might cause this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

KYHI

Well-Known Member
Pro User
I use a local account (thus don't have that problem) I sign into the apps as needed (pretty much never)...

Glad you found the answer.. Once again it is Big Brother watching you.. Only proves why I don't use the MS account..
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 8700
    CPU
    I7
    Memory
    24 GB

rasmasyean

New Member
So are you suggesting that when logged into an MS account, you're essentially on Microsoft's network?
So perhaps Windows 8 is stepping into separating your network from MS's cloud or something like that?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1

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