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  • I have a desktop wired, and a laptop wireless in my circle and the desktop is the hub...I have it that I only make changes on the desktop but is tuning the desktop only.
    Friday, January 15, 2010 12:02 AM

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  • I have a desktop wired, and a laptop wireless in my circle and the desktop is the hub...I have it that I only make changes on the desktop but is tuning the desktop only.

    Tune-up runs on a schedule configured on each PC. The Hub PC only reports on the status of the other PCs in the Circle.
    Jim's reply explains how to properly set the permissions for Centralized backup, if you mean that you wish to use that for your Circle, but only the Hub is backed up and the other PCs are failing to backup.
    Note that you also need to configure backup for each PC appropriately to use Centralized backup.
    You may want to contact OneCare support.
     

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Friday, January 15, 2010 4:23 PM
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  • I forgot to mention that I'm using a external back up device which is connected to the hub.
    • Merged by JimR1Moderator Friday, January 15, 2010 4:07 PM Continuity.
    Friday, January 15, 2010 12:40 AM
  • You may have to configure permissions to use a centralized backup device. From the One Care help files:

    Set user permissions for a centralized backup device

    Before you can use an external hard disk or network share as a central backup device for all computers in your OneCare circle, you must make sure that all users on the network have the correct permissions to access it.

    By default, Windows XP uses simple file sharing. If the external hard drive is connected to a computer that's running Windows XP Home Edition, all users on the network automatically have permission to access the device and the backup files. However, if the external hard drive is connected to a computer that's running Windows XP Professional Edition or Windows Vista, simple file sharing is turned off when you create a backup plan that uses a centralized backup device.

    If you are using a network share as a backup device, you must grant permission for users to access the network share. When you grant permission, all users will have access to the backup files.

    To set user permissions for a centralized backup device:
    1. On the network share or external hard disk, navigate to (but do not open) the shared folder or drive that you want to set permissions for.
    2. Right-click the backup folder or drive, and then click Properties.
    3. In Windows XP Home Edition, on the Sharing tab, click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

       

      –or–

       

      In Windows XP Professional Edition or Windows Vista, on the Sharing tab, click Advanced Sharing. Click Share this folder, and then click Permissions.

    4. Under Group or user names, make sure that Everyone is selected.
    5. Under Permissions for Everyone, in the Allow column, select the Full Control check box.

    Jim


    Microsoft MVP Consumer Security - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Friday, January 15, 2010 4:06 PM
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  • I have a desktop wired, and a laptop wireless in my circle and the desktop is the hub...I have it that I only make changes on the desktop but is tuning the desktop only.

    Tune-up runs on a schedule configured on each PC. The Hub PC only reports on the status of the other PCs in the Circle.
    Jim's reply explains how to properly set the permissions for Centralized backup, if you mean that you wish to use that for your Circle, but only the Hub is backed up and the other PCs are failing to backup.
    Note that you also need to configure backup for each PC appropriately to use Centralized backup.
    You may want to contact OneCare support.
     

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/onecareinstallandactivate/thread/30400b52-7f26-4ba0-bc18-17e305329d90

    -steve


    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Friday, January 15, 2010 4:23 PM
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  • I'm able to do centralize back up ....Thank you for your help!
    now I can use some help in printing sharing on the same network.
    Thank You Jim!
    Friday, January 22, 2010 12:33 PM
  • Thank You Steve!
    centralize back up is working now.
    next is printing sharing with the same network.
    Friday, January 22, 2010 12:38 PM
  • Thank You Steve!
    centralize back up is working now.
    next is printing sharing with the same network.

    Glad that one part is resolved.

    I suggest skipping the OneCare printer sharing functionality as you'll need to set up sharing manually once your OneCare subscription expires.

    Here are some links that explain how:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx 
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/printers.mspx
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Share-a-printer

    -steve
    ~ Microsoft MVP Windows Live ~ Windows Live OneCare| Live Mesh|MS Security Essentials Forums Moderator ~
    Friday, January 22, 2010 1:19 PM
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  • Thank You!
    I'll do just that....have a great day!
    Sunday, January 24, 2010 5:03 PM