File search disabled on peer to peer networked computers - Windows 7
Posted on 2014-02-06
Greetings wise wizards of EE:
I am helping a friend who works in an office with four peer-to-peer networked computers, all running Windows 7 Pro. My friends computer, desktop A, acts as the "server", in that it has the database data, all stored within a single folder, that everyone else accesses from their computers.
The network functions fine with one exception. One of the networked computers cannot search for files within the database folder, UNLESS a search is first completed on desktop A. This effect is also random as well.
I double-checked all of the permissions allowed full access to "Everyone" along the path to the database folder, starting from the C: drive. Again, it is possible to open, edit, save and copy documents from this networked folder... only the search feature is randomly non-functional.
All computers are using the Windows firewall, with all of the applicable network settings in place.
Any suggestions to a solution for this issue would be most welcome indeed.
Many thanks in advance,