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Network Center for IT Pros

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Network and Sharing Center is the main client-side portal into Windows networking components. Network and Sharing Center provides features that enable you to:

  • View computers and devices on your network.

  • Configure Sharing and Discovery settings.

  • Connect to virtual private networks (VPNs) as well as wired and wireless networks.

  • Set up a new network.

  • Manage network connections.

  • Diagnose and repair file sharing and network connectivity problems.

Learn from the full set of documentation available for Network and Sharing Center, available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=94384.

Management and Operations

The Network and Sharing Center Operations Guide provides information and procedures for common tasks that you can use to configure and use Network and Sharing Center and the Network Map.

The Network and Sharing Center Operations Guides is available on the Web at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=63530.

Technical Reference

The Network and Sharing Center Technical Reference provides technical reference information for the Network and Sharing Center and Network Map. It includes conceptual information, information about dialing phone numbers in Windows, and references for the various tools, Group Policy settings, and events that are part of the Network and Sharing Center in Windows.

The Network and Sharing Center Technical Reference is available on the Web at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71748.

Troubleshooting

The Network and Sharing Center Troubleshooting Guide provides troubleshooting information for Network and Sharing Center and Network Map that can help you identify and resolve network connectivity problems.

The Network and Sharing Center Troubleshooting Guide is available on the Web at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=105689.

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