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HomeGroup Configuration in Windows 7

A new option which was introduced with Windows 7 is HomeGroup. HomeGroup allows Windows 7 machines to be linked in an easier way which makes the sharing of resources between machines much simpler to setup. Each machine must become a member of a HomeGroup in order to utilize this functionality.

The first thing that must be done on the first computer used is the creation of a HomeGroup. This is done through the Choose HomeGroup and Sharing Options in the Network and Sharing Center window.

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

Once this option is selected, the HomeGroup window is displayed.

The first computer to be configured with a HomeGroup will be given the option to Create a homegroup.  Once a HomeGroup is configured on a network it will actively broadcast its existence to the other computers on the network (HomeGroup requires IPv6 to be enabled), this option is shown in the following figure:

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

Once a HomeGroup has been created on a network, all other participating computers must join it. In order to join the HomeGroup, the HomeGroup password shown in the figure above is required (this can also be changed).

The following figure shows how the HomeGroup window will display when there is an existing HomeGroup on the network. Once this is shown, simply press the Join now button and select the local shared options and enter the HomeGroup password.

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

Once this is complete the machine has become part of a HomeGroup.

Windows 7 Network Locations aka Profiles

Another feature which can be used with Windows 7 is network location. Everytime a new network connection is established, a prompt will be given to select what type of location the new network connection is. The three options are Home, Work and Public.

When using the Home location, network discovery and HomeGroup are enabled which allows the easy networking of Windows machines.

The Work location is similar to the Home location but disables the use of the HomeGroup functionality.

The Public location is the most secure and disables the various sharing functionalities which are enabled then in the other locations.

The current location which is selected is shown in the Network and Sharing Center under View your active networks and can be changed by selecting the current setting.

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

Once the setting is selected the Set Network Location window is opened which enables the configuration of a different network location. This window is also the same window which will be used to prompt initial network location selection.

Windows 7: Advanced Network Configuration

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