There is now a link to Firefly/Zingserver on the desktop of our laser cutter laptop. Also a little quick launch icon next to the start menu button.
How was this accomplished? spoiler alert
In Windows 7, open up “my computer” which launches an explorer window where you would normally browse files. The left pane contains some shortcuts, like to your user folders, storage devices which appear under “computer”, etc.
In that pane you will see a “network” link. clicking on it will cause windows to scan the network for visible storage devices. On both windows machines at generator (princess bubblegum and the zing laptop) network services were off by default, so nothing appears in the explorer except a little banner up top to inform the user that network services are off. I clicked on it, gave windows permission to connect to machines on the local network, and that was about it.
Now windows scans and displays networked storage devices. Firefly is one of them.
I have not yet explored how to get the linux machines to connect as well.