6.13.3 Practice Questions HomeGroup Networking

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You have a small network. All computers are running Windows 7. You have created a HomeGroup for your network. You have a laptop that you use at work that runs Windows 7 Professional. You connect the laptop to the network. You are unable to see shared files on other computers. What should you do?

Join the laptop to the HomeGroup. Explanation To access resources in a HomeGroup, the computer must join the HomeGroup. Setting the network type to Home and enabling Network Discovery are all necessary, but by themselves will not allow resource access until the HomeGroup is joined. You can only create a single HomeGroup on a LAN segment; because one already exists, you will not be able to create a new one on the laptop.

You have a Windows 7 computer connected to a small network that is not part of a domain. You want to see the computers and printers on the network. Which feature would you use?

HomeGroup Explanation HomeGroups are a simple way of sharing resources and managing authentication to resources on a home network. You can use the Home Group option in the Control Panel or Explorer to see computers. Shared files, and printers that are part of the HomeGroup. My Network Places is a feature of Windows XP that you would use to browse network devices. Use Devices and Printers or Device Manager to manage hardware devices connected to the local computer.

You want to join your computer to a homegroup but you don’t see any homegroups on your home network. You know they have been set up on other computers at home, so what might be preventing you from seeing the homegroups that have been created?

The network location is not set to Home Network. Network Discovery has been disabled on your computer. Explanation Your network location must be set to Home Network before you can see homegroups that have been set up on your home network. Network Discovery is enabled by default on your computer, but it’s one of the settings you should check if you cannot see homegroups when you know they have been created. It could have been disabled inadvertently. You will not have the option to share resources until find the homegroup can click the Join Now link. The next step will be to enter the homegroup password. There is no homegroup administrator.

Because of how simple they are to set up, you want to create a homegroup at the office. What is most likely to prevent you from setting up a homegroup at work?

Your computer belongs to a domain. Your network location is not set to Home Network. Explanation You are going to have trouble creating a homegroup at work, where there is likely to be a work network set up and running because. Your network location must be set to Home Network, but Work Network is selected as the default network location. You cannot create a homegroup on a computer that belongs to a domain. Home groups are designed to be an easy way to share resources on a home network. You are not likely to need a homegroup at work because all the resources you need for sharing are part of a typical work network. Network Discovery is enabled by default so that is not likely to prevent from creating a homegroup. There is no homegroup administrator role that could be used to prevent you from creating a homegroup. Libraries are needed for homegroups but they cannot be disabled.

Your home computer belongs to a homegroup so that resources can be shared between other computers you have in your home. Where would you find the resources that are being shared from other computers?

In the Libraries container in Windows Explorer Explanation Each homegroup is displayed as a separate node in the Libraries container in Windows Explorer. Just open the homegroup node to see the resources, which are displayed by username and computer name within the homegroup node.

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