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Media players cannot connect to file share in Windows 8.1

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Again, you are over thinking this. Set up a new user account, but instead of making it a Microsoft Live account, make it a Conventional Local account. Then just set up the shares inside that account, that you want to access from your media devices.
    Yes, I totally get that.

    My question now is, what does the name column signify in local users and groups?

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  2. #12


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    Local Users & groups has nothing to do with this. Leave it alone, forget about it. Just create the Local user account as a new user, and be done with it.
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  3. #13


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Local Users & groups has nothing to do with this. Leave it alone, forget about it. Just create the Local user account as a new user, and be done with it.
    Are my questions not valid? Or do I need to create another thread just to ask for that? I understand your solution and I already did that so I'm off to my next question. Local Users & Groups is where I usually create a local account. I'm not sure why you said that it has nothing to do with this.
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    You do not need to create another thread. Your question is not valid, because Local users & groups as I stated have nothing to do with creating a new user account as a Local account.

    You create a new user account in Windows 8, the same way you did in Windows XP, Vista, 7. See User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

    Never has Local Users & Groups ever been used for creating users, unless you are on a Domain.
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  5. #15


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    You do not need to create another thread. Your question is not valid, because Local users & groups as I stated have nothing to do with creating a new user account as a Local account.

    You create a new user account in Windows 8, the same way you did in Windows XP, Vista, 7. See User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

    Never has Local Users & Groups ever been used for creating users, unless you are on a Domain.
    I'm confused. In the link that you just gave me, it clearly says in option 2 that it is another way of creating a local account?
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  6. #16


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    Again, do not use what is stated in Option 2. Only use what is in Option 1. There is no confusion on how to do this. Again, you are over thinking this. For the time you have spent on this thread debating how to set up a local account on the computer. You could have had it over and done with.
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  7. #17


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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Again, do not use what is stated in Option 2. Only use what is in Option 1. There is no confusion on how to do this. Again, you are over thinking this. For the time you have spent on this thread debating how to set up a local account on the computer. You could have had it over and done with.
    I'm really sorry but I need to understand why you're not recommending the local user and groups way of creating a local account. I use that from Windows 7 with ease. I want to know what's different with Windows 8.1 now. Please, this is not overthinking for me. This is me being an IT person.
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  8. #18


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    I am not recommending it, because you do not need to go that route. Again, you have way over thought how to do this, and are doing nothing but wasting your own time going back and forth on something that is so simple to do. That a kid in grade school could have had this done and over with.
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by bro 23 View Post
    You do not need to create another thread. Your question is not valid, because Local users & groups as I stated have nothing to do with creating a new user account as a Local account.

    You create a new user account in Windows 8, the same way you did in Windows XP, Vista, 7. See User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

    Never has Local Users & Groups ever been used for creating users, unless you are on a Domain.
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    I am not recommending it, because you do not need to go that route. Again, you have way over thought how to do this, and are doing nothing but wasting your own time going back and forth on something that is so simple to do. That a kid in grade school could have had this done and over with.
    Does it yield the same result as your GUI recommendation? Cmd is not recommended for most things but it is what I prefer, so if local user and groups yields the same results then that's my preferred route. I manage a domain controller in my company so I'm used to this stuff. This is exactly why I need your reason why you do not recommend it.

    Reference:

    http://www.7tutorials.com/geeks-way-creating-user-accounts-and-groups

    Please explain why you don't recommend it.
    Last edited by kevindd992002; 16 Sep 2014 at 20:54.
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  10. #20


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    I have already explained enough, and given you the proper link for Windows 8. I really do not know why you are continuing to drag this out. Just get over it, and put this in your past. No need to argue about something that is a nothing.
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