I am having a TV box (a satellite receiver capable of playing video files from a network share via Samba) tha I use to play video files. It worked 100% OK with Windows 7 being the "Video File Server". I upgraded to windows 7 and since then I cannot connect to the shared files anymore. I reinstalled windows 8 cleanly and created new shares for my video folders, but I still can't connect. However, I can connect to the win8-"server" from other PCs in my network and I can connect from my receiver to shares on other computers.
I tried deactivating smb 2/3 on the windows 8 machine, but this doesn't help either.
Can anybody help me figuring out how to connect to windows 8 from the receiver? Any tweaks in the registry or in the policies? Maybe there is a way to see a log of this error in win8 (no chance on the receiver, and I didn't find anything in the windows logs so far). Is it possible to install an alternative SMB-Server on win8? What did change in win8 that could have led to this problem?