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Network - CD-ROM configuration

By nsallows ·
My church purchased 5 brand new Dell pcs for a children's computer lab. A church member networked the pcs with an ethernet wire-all he did was plug it in. When this netowrk is on the CD_ROM drives do not show up under iexplore. When the box is off they do show up and are used by the children. I haven't looked at them yet- this is what i have been told by the woman runnign the kid's program. I will be taking a look early next week and thought I would post this question is hopes of getting a really simple answer. My first thought is he just didn't even bother to configure the network. But I will know more when I look I suppose. Anyway- what is the best way to accomplish this task- of networking them all together? (hardware is done)Unplug the box first?
Thansk for any help...

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by BFilmFan In reply to Network - CD-ROM configur ...

Set all the workstations in the same workgroup.

Then share the resources.

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/filesharing.htm

http://www.theeldergeek.com/quick_guide_to_simple_file_sharing.htm

If you have a printer, you can share it also:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx

The CD ROM drives will not show up in Internet Explorer unless you create a link to them using Favorites.

Since Internet Explorer is integrated with Windows Explorer, you can save shortcuts to local hard drive folders in your Favorites just as you save bookmarks to web pages. Just open a folder then choose "Favorites" - "Add to Favorites". The familiar "Ad Favorite" dialog box will appear where you can rename the Favorite, place the Favorite in a Favorites organization folder, etc. And yes, the Favorite will be available from Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.

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by nsallows In reply to

Thanks-- this is just what I needed. :)

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