The first step to configuring a computer on a Workgroup network is to run the Network Setup Wizard. This isn't optional. For security reasons, Windows won't enable file and printer sharing until this wizard has been run at least once. Beyond the settings made by the Network Setup Wizard, there are several features that you should consider and adjust manually. After discussing the wizard, then, this section covers the following topics:
IP addressing options
Adding alternate network protocols
Simple File Sharing
Automatic share and printer discovery
Designating a master browser
Preparing for network printing
You may wish to review any or all of these topics. In addition, be sure to read the section “Managing Network Security ...