Configuring Windows 7 for RPOWER Operations
There are several Windows 7 configuration settings that must be adjusted for RPOWER to function properly. This article will detail those settings.
Drive substitution is performed on the file server only, all other steps apply to the file server and alternate file server only. Any machine hosting a remote printer will need inbound firewall rules set. Simple client machines will only need network discovery turned on.
RPOWER's drive substitution script
_Make_File_Server commonly fails to properly write the needed registry keys to effect a persistent drive substitution when running Windows 7. Running the script from an elevated command prompt works every time.
Computer navigate to:
Locate and right click
cmd.exe and select
Run as administrator
- Shortcut: From Start, in the search box type cmd, right click the cmd.exe icon that appears on the list and select
Run as administrator
User Account Control prompt click Yes
From the command prompt enter the command::
- Note: It is necessary to include the path element \sys because substituted drives are not visible when running as administrator.
Now start the script by typing:
- Important: Did you include the leading underscore?
Now, back in Windows, proceed normally.
Network and Sharing Center (if viewing by icon) or to
Network and Internet,
Network Sharing Center (if viewing by category). Click
Change advanced sharing settings.
In both the
Home or Work and the
Public profiles, check:
Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing (Primary and Alternate file servers only)
Turn off password protected sharing
Share Sys Folder
From the root of C:, create a new folder Sys. Right click and select properties.
...then Advanced Sharing...
Share this folder box and then click Permissions...
...Click to highlight
Everyone, then check the box to
Full Control. Click OK
- Note: If
Everyoneis not an option, click Add... and create it.
Advanced Sharing click OK. Back at
Sys Properties click Close.
Create Inbound Firewall Rules
Windows Firewall (if viewing by icons) or to
System and Security,
Windows Firewall (if viewing by category). Click
Windows Firewall with Advanced Seurity window, click