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With the use of VPNs and MPLS links, we usually want to share files between end points. This usually means sharing files between computers on different subnets, and frequently, the networks are configured peer-to-peer with no Windows Server environment. Windows 7 firewall rules require some editing to allow this to work. The purpose of this article is to provide step-by-step instructions for editing the firewall rules that will allow file and printer sharing between subnets.
[Here, we've assumed that the networks are designated as
Work networks on the computer being edited.]
Once you've absorbed the process outlined in this article, you will find this "shorthand list" a handy guide in changing the firewall rules:
File and Printer Sharing (LLMNR-UDP-In) PrivateFile and Printer Sharing (NB-Datagram-In) PrivateFile and Printer Sharing (NB-Name-In) PrivateFile and Printer Sharing (NB-Session-In) PrivateFile and Printer Sharing (SMB-In) Private