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Posted on 2014-04-04
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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?
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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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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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by:Fred Marshall
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Yes.  This arrived with Windows 7.  It wasn't necessary with XP and we skipped Vista.
Thanks for the points!
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