Sharing Windows computers on a home network
August 27, 2008 9:54 PM Subscribe
What's the best way for two people to collaborate on their Windows computers that are on the same home network?
posted by lunchbox to computers & internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My parents work together at home. One has a Vista computer and the other has XP, both with Office Ultimate 2007. Their work is tightly integrated, and they have no information that needs to be kept separate. Ideally, it would be great if both computers shared all documents, including OneNote notebooks, and "My Documents" (XP) or "Documents" (Vista) folder. In other words, the more unified and in sync the two computers are, the better.
What is the simplest way to achieve this unison? I am thinking of just putting "Documents" from the Vista computer on a network share so that it becomes the de facto "My Documents" for the XP computer. But I am concerned that this will not be a seamless experience for the person on the XP computer. Also, since OneNote will always be open on both computers, there might be some file locking issues. It would be great if these OneNote notebooks could be shared so that they could be open on both computers at the same time.
I have access to SharePoint, Groove, and several other groupware applications. What's the simplest and best solution to unify these two computers?