My client has 4 pc's running Windows 2000 Pro in a peer to peer network. All the pc's have static ip addresses. All have a workgroup called Workgroup.
One of the pc's died. I am replacing it with a pc running Windows 7 Pro. I'm just learning Windows 7 Pro.
1.) How do I set a static ip address on Windows 7 Pro pc?
2.) What changes must be made to the Windows 7 firewall to allow the Windows 2000 pc's to see the Windows 7 machine?
3.) Windows 7 has a network wizard. What settings would you suggest are the best for this situation?
4.) On the dead pc I created user accounts for each pc (Billing, Office1 etc). I also created hosts files on each of the 4 pc's . What needs to be done to create a host file on the Windows 7 Pro machine or what feature on the Windows 7 pc now controls this? Or is this even relevant any more?