Accessing Windows 7 Share outside of domain

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by leomylonas, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. leomylonas

    leomylonas New Member

    Apr 1, 2012
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    Hi All,
    I have a Windows 7 computer setup as part of a domain. This computer also has file sharing enabled.
    At the moment, any computer on the same domain can connect to this windows 7 share. (Which is what I want)
    However, any computer NOT connected to the domain (even connected to a workgroup with the same name as the domain) cant access the windows 7 machine at all. I try \\ipaddress and \\computername, but the connection just times out.
    I can however ping the computer fine, and access other network apps (such as apache web server) installed on it.
    I have tried disabling windows firewall to no avail.

    So to sum up, I want to connect to a shared file on a windows 7 domain computer from another computer outside of the domain.

    Does anyone have any ideas?


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