OneCare in the same location? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    I am wondering do the PCs that are in a Windows Live OneCare circle have to be in the same location e.g.  same house?  or different geographic locations?

    Thank you

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:05 PM


  • They can be anywhere in the world where there is Internet access - as long as the language and system requirements are met for installation. Technically, it isn't supported in may countries, so activation and support could be an issue, but assuming that you are talking about a Circle comprised of yours at home and your parents' PC in another state/town, that works fine.
    What you do not get when the PCs are not on the same local LAN are:
    -notifications of status are delayed since all communication between the PCs goes to the server and back down to the Hub PC
    -Centralized backup will not work over the Internet
    -Printer Sharing will not work over the Internet

    Microsoft MVP Windows Live / Windows Live OneCare & Live Mesh Forum Moderator
    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:23 PM