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Windows 8 Sharing Woes

  1. #1

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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    Windows 8 Sharing Woes

    Hello...I am trying to setup windows media streaming from a windows 8 PC to and Argosy media player. I can get into the workgroup and when I try to go to the shares it asks for authentication. I am not wanting that, but just to have have the player automatically log in. I did have this happening in Windows 7, but it is not working in 8.

    So far I have done the following:
    1. Enabled file sharing in NIS 2012 and added the media player to my trust control
    2. Gone into advanced sharing settings and:
    -turned on network discovery
    -enabled file and printer sharing
    -enabled media streaming
    -turned off password protected sharing
    3. Gone to my internet connection and enabled sharing
    4. Edited my group policy, secpool and registry in the following fashion:

    • Click the start button and type secpol.msc in the search function.
    • Browse to "Local Policies" -> "Security Options". Now look for the entry "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level" and open it. Click on the drop down menu and select "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated". Apply the settings.
    • In the Advanced sharing settings page of Network and sharing center, you need to have it set as Work/Home profile. Try
      • Enable network discovery
      • Turn on file and print sharing
      • Turn off password protected sharing
      • Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers

    • Please check related policies.
      • Enter “gpedit.msc” in the Start Search box.
      • Open “Computer Configuration”/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Settings.
      • In the right pane, enable the following policies:
        • Network access: Allow anonymous SID/name translation
        • Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users

      • Also please disable the following policies.
        • Network access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares
        • Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts
        • Network access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares

    • Reboot PC to activate the new policy
    • If the above still does not work, edit the following settings in Registry
      • Click Start button and type regedit in Search box and select regedit.exe to execute
      • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa and change the value as follows
        • Right click on "LimitBlankPasswordUse", select Modify and change the value data to 1
        • Right click on "NoLmHash", select Modify and change the value data to 0
        • Right click on "everyoneincludesanonymous", select Modify and change value data to 1

      • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LanmanServer\Parameters, right click on "restrictnullsessaccess" select Modify and change the value data to 0
      • Robot the PC again

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  2. #2

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    Android, BSD, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows

    The folder that you are trying to share, when you go to security settings you should see a policy for 'Everyone'..

    If it's not there, add one with the corresponding rights.
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  3. #3

    Hey Dishevld,

    This sounds much like the problem I had with my WDTVLive. Did you use the option to sign on to Windows 8 using a Microsoft Account? If not, don't bother reading further.

    If you did, there is a real simple work around. First you can go back and reset all the things you've done to change from a very plain, password activated sharing system. No changes need be made to the homegroup settings. You can get rid of the file streaming service also, you won't be using that. Simply add a new user to the computer that has the media files you want to play on the Argosy, but set that user to a local account only, not one that verifies through the internet. Come up with a password as usual. I would suggest something memorable like Username: Argosy, Password: Whatever you feel is necessary. This should allow you to sign on to the computer with the media files from your argosy player using that username and password. It worked a charm with me and was greatly preferable to media streaming because I did not loose the directory hierarchy my sanity depends upon.

    Hope it works for you too. Let us know.
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