Use Network Connection Wizard to transfer data easily
This tip is excerpted from the Microsoft Web site.
If you need to transfer data between two computers that are running Windows 2000 Professional, the direct-connection method is very easy to set up. You can set up a parallel port connection in just a couple of minutes, then move files and folders to a new machine without a hitch.
To set up a parallel port connection between two computers:
- In Control Panel, open the Networking and Dial-up Connections folder.
- Double-click Make New Connection to start the Network Connection Wizard, then click Next.
- On the Network Connection Type page, click Connect directly to another computer, then click Next.
- In the Host or Guest page, specify the role of your computer:
- Host: This computer has the information you want to access.
- Guest: This computer will be used to access information on the host computer.
- In the Connection Device page, identify the appropriate connection device (from one of the
following items in the drop-down list), then click Next:
- Parallel port
- In the Allowed Users page, select who may use the connection, then click Next.
- In the Completing the Network Connection page, either accept the default name, or enter a new name for the connection, and then click Finish.
Brian Frahm is a Network Administrator for The Clark Enersen Partners in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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This was first published in February 2001