Windows firewall question

Ok I have a network folder shared out on a Win7 workgroup computer. From the main office I cannot connect to the share, unless the firewall on the host is off. The network type is Work/Private, and in firewall options File and Print sharing is allowed.  Even in the advanced settings every sub group under file and print is allowed on the private profile.

Any thoughts?
bhiebAsked:
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Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
The Windows 7 firewall needs to include the remote subnet in the File and Printer sharing rules.  

Here are the setting instructions.
Windows-7-File-and-Printer-Shari.pdf
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bhiebAuthor Commented:
Perfect, didn't see the scope tab. I rarely need to access a remote file share from the office but this worked like charm.
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Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
Yes.  This arrived with Windows 7.  It wasn't necessary with XP and we skipped Vista.
Thanks for the points!
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