Windows Vista controls which resources are shared and how they are shared by turning specific sharing features on and off. Sharing and Discovery, located in the Network and Sharing Center, manages the settings for a home network. The following items can be controlled:

To access Sharing and Discovery, use the following path:

Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center

To enable sharing resources between computers connected to the same workgroup, Network Discovery and File Sharing must be turned on, as shown in the figure.