Alternatives to Using a Homegroup

HomeGroup security gives anyone in the group access to any shared folder or printer. If you need to restrict access to shared folders and printers on a user-by-user basis, or if you have computers that don't run Windows 7, you might not want to set up a homegroup, but instead use the traditional Windows file sharing scheme. There are two ways you can configure traditional sharing:

• If you have OSs other than Windows 7 on your network and you don't need per-user security, you can turn off Password Protected Sharing. To do this, click Start, Control Panel, Choose Homegroup and Sharing Options (under Network and Internet), Change Advanced Sharing Settings, Turn Off Password Protected Sharing.

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  • conan
    What to use instead of homegroup?
    8 years ago

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