Well the home groups take a lot of that difficulty

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Well, the home groups take a lot of that difficulty out. Home groups are kind of halfway between a work group and a full Windows' domain, so, let's go into control panel. Let's go into network and Internet. Let's go into HomeGroup. Currently, there are no HomeGroups to find on our network, let's go ahead and create a HomeGroup, by the way if there were one already defined by some computer on your network, then you would not be given the option to create another one, that's important factnumber one that you need to remember about home groups, is that there can only be one HomeGroup on any given network segment and that's not the case with domains or work groups, but it is the case with home groups. The other thing you need to remember, is the fact that only computers on the same physical network segment can be members of the same HomeGroup, thatmeans if I have other computers that I want to join my HomeGroup, that I'm about to create, and they reside on a different network segment, they're separated from me by a router, they won't be allowed to join. So, let's go ahead and create a HomeGroup for this network segment, it tells us that when we create a HomeGroup we can use it to share files, printers, and so on, but can also use it to stream media between devices. Let's click on Next. Sharing Information 1:55-9:52 Now we have to define what resources on this computer, that we want to share with other computers within the HomeGroup, for example we can decide whether or not we want to share pictures, let's leave that shared, whether we want to share videos, let's leave that shared, whether we want to share music, we'll leave that shared, documents, let's go ahead and share our documents, and printers and other devices, let's just go ahead and share everything. Click Next. Now notice that as a part of the HomeGroup creation process a password is dynamically generated by Windows and we're going to need this password in order to connect other systems to this same HomeGroup, so you're given the option here to actually print that password out. We'll print the page. So, I've printed my password on my printer, I'll click Cancel at this point, and now I'll click Finish, this will finish creating the HomeGroup on this network segment. Notice that once the HomeGroup is defined I can then change my HomeGroup settings. I can change what I'm sharing with the HomeGroup. You have the option here to allow all devices on the network, such as TVs and game consoles to play my shared content, you can come back down here and reprint the password if you need to, or if you want x change the password you can click that option, or if for some reason you no longer want to participate in the HomeGroup you can click this option here and that'll remove this computer from the HomeGroup.
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