Enable HomeGroup members to discover digital media

Published: April 26, 2010

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

The easiest way to share public files with users on your home network, is to store the files in a shared folder on the server, and share the folder with a homegroup.

To join a homegroup, a computer must be running the Windows 7 operating system.

To enable HomeGroup members to access digital media

  1. Open the server Dashboard

  2. On the Dashboard Home page, click Set options for sharing.

  3. On the Sharing Options page, click Share with Homegroup.

  4. On the Change HomeGroup settings page, click Change settings.

  5. For each shared folder, select the level of access that you want to allow users. For information about the different levels of access, see What level of access to shared folders should I allow?.

  6. Click Apply or OK to save your settings.