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network neighborhood

By omaratk ·
WindowsXP
1. Is there any way to show the network neighborhood icon on the desktop, the same way you can show my computer?

2. How do you access the administrative share C$ over the network?

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by tilebum In reply to network neighborhood

YOU CAN MAKE A SHORTCUT IF THAT WILL SUFFICE. I JUST DISPLAYED IT THROUGH EXPLORER, RIGHT CLICKED ON IT AND MADE A SHORTCUT TO THE DESKTOP. I HOPE THIS WILL DO IF NOT PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH A MORE DESCRIPTIVE QUESTION @;tilebum@yahoo.com.

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by charles_j_smith In reply to network neighborhood

XP has certain desktop shortcuts that are preconfigured with the system by default. To get Network Neighborhood on your desktop (now named My Network Places), right click on an empty area on the desktop, select properties. Choose Desktop tab, then Customize desktop. Select My Network Places. Click ok, then ok again. That should take care of that issue.

As far as accessing an administrative share like c$. You can do this 2 ways:
1. By computer name \\chuckscomputer\c$
2. By ip address \\1.1.1.1\c$

You can put either of the above in the Run prompt (click start, run). If everything is configured properly - you'll get a prompt to log you in (this assumes no firewalls are on, etc. - just 2 windows machines on the same network).

Hope this helps..

Chuck

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by pierrejamme In reply to network neighborhood

Most Past items can easily be shown on the desktop. Just Start, right mouse on "My Network Places" and select Show on Desktop. voila!

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by pierrejamme In reply to network neighborhood

Most Past items can easily be shown on the desktop. Just Start, right mouse on "My Network Places" and select Show on Desktop. voila!

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by omaratk In reply to network neighborhood

Thank you all for your input however I am still having trouble accessing the administrative share on xp

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by omaratk In reply to network neighborhood

In order to map the default share I had to go to "tools" "folder options" "view" and remove the check from the "use simple file sharing option".

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by sbrooks46 In reply to network neighborhood

Perform the following under the Administrative account or an account that has Administrative privileges.


Go to start and run, type gpedit.msc
This will open the group policy editor

Go to User Configuration, then Administrative Templates, select Desktop.

Locate "Hide my network places icon on the desktop" -> double click and check to see if it's disabled.

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