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Windows 7: Mapped Network Drive with WMP12 and XBOX360

27 Jan 2010   #1

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Mapped Network Drive with WMP12 and XBOX360

Basically I have shared drives on a windows 2008 Server that I need my windows 7 workstation to be able to share to my Xbox 360 through wmp12.

I've followed this guide:

Sharing your media

This did little to nothing, despite giving rights and setting the network service to sign in using an account that can access the remote shares.

I ended up making a syslinked folder and using mklink /d shared created links to my mapped network drives.

they now show up in media player, and the folder is also setup to be indexed. The xbox can even browse the remote folders now and see all the files. However when I choose a file the xbox says the file is incompatible. These are WMV files which had no problem playing and are fully compatible.

What am I doing wrong here?

P.S. Microsoft not allowing server 2008 to stream to upnp devices is the stupidest thing I've seen... Windows Home Server can but the high end server 2008 cant? then client systems cant share the remote folders on the server!? wtf, does microsoft do no testing!?

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28 Jan 2010   #2

windows 7

No one seems to have an answer to this anywhere.. am I the only one that needs this?
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28 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

So you are using Windows Server 2008 to stream to your Xbox but then you said you going through your windows 7 to push it to the xbox.

Why dont you just directly pull it from 2008...

I woudl love to help you. I actually have winows 2008 server enterprise edition but i dont have an xbox
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28 Jan 2010   #4

windows 7

Server 2008 like Server 2003 doesnt support upnp through wmp which the xbox and most other devices use. I'd have to install a 3rd party app which I don't want to do on my server.

XP-7 all support it and work very well on wmp11&12. however it wont stream the data from my network shares hosted on the server through wmp12 but will the data off the workstation.
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