Net view/net user

Neil010

TS Rookie
Hello everybody, I have a home network with about 3 computer connected. I am using a laptop and when ever I use the net view command in cmd, I can only view my laptop. Why can't I see the other 2 computer?

All the computer have Win. 7 Home Premium Installed. Is there a way to send messages to those computers within the network, without the use of 3rd party applications... Perhaps by cmd?

I know you can, but I am unsure how.
 

jobeard

TS Ambassador
examples
Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>net view $SYSTEM_NAME
Shared resources at $SYSTEM_NAME
[B]lt-beard[/B]

Share name  Type  Used as  Comment
--------------------------------------------------------
Italy-1     Disk
Italy-2     Disk
RealEstate  Disk
SharedDocs  Disk
The command completed successfully.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>net view emac
Shared resources at emac

Mac OS X

Share name    Type   Used as  Comment
--------------------------------------------------------
homes         Disk            User Home Directories
i860          Print           Canon i860
jeff          Disk            User Home Directories
MP470 series  Print           Canon MP470 series
The command completed successfully.
It should be clear that NET VIEW SYSTEM is dependent upon getting Print/File Sharing working correctly.

Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff>[B]net user jeff[/B]
User name                    Jeff
Full Name                    Jeff
Comment                      primary user(LUA)
User's comment
Country code                 000 (System Default)
Account active               Yes
Account expires              Never

blah blah ...

Workstations allowed         All
Logon script
User profile
Home directory
Last logon                   9/2/2011 10:55 AM

Logon hours allowed          All

Local Group Memberships      *Users
Global Group memberships     *None
The command completed successfully.
Would appear to be Policy settings for the user