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Media players cannot connect to file share in Windows 8.1

  1. #21


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    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.
    Thanks though. I'm not sure either why you can't answer a very simple question. I need to know that since I'm administering windows 8.1 clients.

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  2. #22


    Central IL
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    I answered your question. I do not really know why you are dragging something so simple out, to make it so hard to do. If you are administrating clients on a domain, you need to be doing it from the domain server, not from the workstations. If you are doing it on a workgroup with no domain server, you do it from the individual workstations as option one states in the link I posted.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    I answered your question. I do not really know why you are dragging something so simple out, to make it so hard to do. If you are administrating clients on a domain, you need to be doing it from the domain server, not from the workstations. If you are doing it on a workgroup with no domain server, you do it from the individual workstations as option one states in the link I posted.
    Like I said, I understand what you mean. The question that you have not answered yet is this:

    What is the difference between creating a local account in "local users & groups" versus creating it using option one on the link that you've provided? The latter will make an entry in "local users & groups" so they are doing the exact same process.
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  4. #24


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    I have answered your question. Again, it only matters in how the computer is set up. Option two I never use, unless the machine is running Pro, and I want to change certain settings for the user. Otherwise, just use Option one for the majority of the time.

    I really do not see why you are making this harder than it actually is.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    I have answered your question. Again, it only matters in how the computer is set up. Option two I never use, unless the machine is running Pro, and I want to change certain settings for the user. Otherwise, just use Option one for the majority of the time.

    I really do not see why you are making this harder than it actually is.
    Yes I know that it only exists in Pro and Enterprise. What matters for me is that the end results of any of the methods is exactly the same.
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  6. #26


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have never had any issues in sharing media with a Microsoft Account.

    The thing is you do not use the MS account name as username on your home network. Instead you use a combination of computer name and the user profile name. Notice that the user profile name is never the same than the MS account used for login.

    I'll try to explain:

    A user called Vladimir Obama sets Windows 8.1 up using his MS account vladimir.obama@AnEmailService.com and uses these credentials to log in to Windows. He has named the computer as VladsMonsterRig. The system creates a user profile for Vladimir in C:\Users\Vladimir. For all Windows networking purposes this user is now \\VladsMonsterRig\Vladimir, the password being the same Vladimir has for his MS account.

    Whenever the networking now requires this user to enter his credentials, Vladimir gives them as follows:

    • User: \\VladsMonsterRig\Vladimir
    • Password: The MS account password


    Kari
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  7. #27


    Central IL
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
    I really do not see why you are making this harder than it actually is.
    Yes I know that it only exists in Pro and Enterprise. What matters for me is that the end results of any of the methods is exactly the same.[/QUOTE]Again, the link states what needs to be done, so I do not know why you keep asking the same thing over, doubting the information.

    As for Kari's post, that is how SMB looks at the login credentials. Which has been the standard since Windows 98. Again, you are over thinking something that is really simple.
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  8. #28


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Why can't you use a Microsoft account?

    Over a year ago, on the Windows 8 system, I moved all of my pictures, documents and movies. On it, I used a outlook.com account and a live.com account on the same system. I have shared my libraries with my other computers, my wife's computer and the Xbox. All with no problem whatsoever. I can see each email address on the Xbox or from windows media player on the PCs. I can browse each user's libraries. Both of the accounts are administrators.

    When you say it doesn't recognize the email address format of the account, what do you mean? What media players are you trying to use?
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  9. #29


    Central IL
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    OldGuyGeek, some third party software does not like to use the Live account for network credentials. That is why you have to still use the Local account. Even with the work around that Kari posted, some third party software does not even like that way to log in. That is what the problem the OP is having.

    SMB/Samba still has not been fixed for this issue. You have to use the way that Kari posted, to get around the issue.
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  10. #30


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kevindd992002 View Post
    I really do not see why you are making this harder than it actually is.
    Yes I know that it only exists in Pro and Enterprise. What matters for me is that the end results of any of the methods is exactly the same.
    Again, the link states what needs to be done, so I do not know why you keep asking the same thing over, doubting the information.

    As for Kari's post, that is how SMB looks at the login credentials. Which has been the standard since Windows 98. Again, you are over thinking something that is really simple.[/QUOTE]

    Why can't you understand that I'm not making it hard for all of us. I was asking you if using the local users and groups account would have the same results as using the method that you mentioned. You could've just said yes and be done with it but instead you kept on saying you don't recommend it, etc., etc. without even answering "why" you don't.

    Let's get past this and just move on. We're just wasting time in this argument. Simply put, they do provide the same results. Let's just agree to disagree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    I have never had any issues in sharing media with a Microsoft Account.

    The thing is you do not use the MS account name as username on your home network. Instead you use a combination of computer name and the user profile name. Notice that the user profile name is never the same than the MS account used for login.

    I'll try to explain:

    A user called Vladimir Obama sets Windows 8.1 up using his MS account vladimir.obama@AnEmailService.com and uses these credentials to log in to Windows. He has named the computer as VladsMonsterRig. The system creates a user profile for Vladimir in C:\Users\Vladimir. For all Windows networking purposes this user is now \\VladsMonsterRig\Vladimir, the password being the same Vladimir has for his MS account.

    Whenever the networking now requires this user to enter his credentials, Vladimir gives them as follows:

    • User: \\VladsMonsterRig\Vladimir
    • Password: The MS account password


    Kari
    I did not know that. I thought that's just for accessing the shared folder (UNC). I'll give that a try.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    Why can't you use a Microsoft account?

    Over a year ago, on the Windows 8 system, I moved all of my pictures, documents and movies. On it, I used a outlook.com account and a live.com account on the same system. I have shared my libraries with my other computers, my wife's computer and the Xbox. All with no problem whatsoever. I can see each email address on the Xbox or from windows media player on the PCs. I can browse each user's libraries. Both of the accounts are administrators.

    When you say it doesn't recognize the email address format of the account, what do you mean? What media players are you trying to use?
    I'm using Popcorn Hour and X3d media player.
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