Posted on 2013-10-27
In our office we have three locations all connected via our VPN router. Same subnet but different IP address range at each location.
With Windows XP I was able to use file sharing by computer name by opening up the following ports with file sharing in the windows firewall for a desired subnet:
Now using a new / first time Windows 8 computer I find that I can see the other office computer by IP if I type in their name to open shared files it doesn't seem them. If I open the above ports for all protocols it works.... however I feel that it exposes too much. I was going to then do the same as I did with XP and only open these ports for file sharing but when I look in Windows 8's firewall there isn't just one file and print sharing setting but rather a half dozen.
How can I set Windows 8's File and Print Sharing as I had in Windows XP?