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Windows 7: WMC Connecting/Extender issue

05 Jun 2011   #31
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

ok, double post but i'm determined to sort this out for you, open up the network and sharing center, and in there go to homegroup and sharing options, in there click on change advanced sharing options, now look at the picture ive posted below and copy the settings as you see them, after youve done that, reboot your system and see if anything shows up.

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05 Jun 2011   #32
crispyclot

Window 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Found an old post , but again searching for gpedit comes up with nothing ....???

people in said post said it worked , now only if this thing would find it


Run gpedit.msc. Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative templates -> Windows Components -> Remote Desktop Services -> Remote Desktop Session Host -> Security.

Enable "Set client connection encryption level" & change encryption level to 'Client Compatible'.
Disable "Always prompt for password upon connection"

I'm guessing these settings don't only apply to Windows 7, but to Vista and XP media centers as well.
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05 Jun 2011   #33
crispyclot

Window 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

thats what they have been all along , is the xbox supposed to be in there ?

....and thanks for stickin it out here MrNeeds , before i toss this thing into the street !

As of now i would give the Taliban remote access just to figure it out !!!
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05 Jun 2011   #34
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

i just keep thinking its something to do with that wmp network sharing service, if that isn't running then there wont be any network to connect to. the sharing service lets you access the library on wmp, media center needs an extender connection
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05 Jun 2011   #35
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

ok, just looked for the network sharing service on mine and its showing ok, its on automatic startup and the file path is C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe, double click this file and see what happens
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05 Jun 2011   #36
crispyclot

Window 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

!st thing i have 2 program files , 2nd one is ( x86 ) that file is only found in 1st PF's dbl click , window flashes on and closes . There is no ntwrk exe in the 86 PF wmp folder ....

Another thing , eventually if it ever works , what are u supposed to be puching in the homegroup password to ...? besides other PC does it even come into play with the xbox ?
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05 Jun 2011   #37
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crispyclot View Post
!st thing i have 2 program files , 2nd one is ( x86 ) that file is only found in 1st PF's dbl click , window flashes on and closes . There is no ntwrk exe in the 86 PF wmp folder ....

Another thing , eventually if it ever works , what are u supposed to be puching in the homegroup password to ...? besides other PC does it even come into play with the xbox ?
ive removed the password protected sharing, so i dont know if that affects the connection but it shouldnt
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05 Jun 2011   #38
crispyclot

Window 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I did as well , so not sure heh . Ive pretty much allowed every possible option ( that ive found ) on this pute in every menu ive came across
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05 Jun 2011   #39
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, here we go, practical solution, go to control panel and go to programs and features, on the left bar, Click on turn windows features on or off, look for windows media player and uncheck it, apply and let it uninstall, after it is done, check it again(you may need the installation disc for it to install) and apply, reboot and see if "windows media player network sharing service" appears in services.msc again, if it does then we are now cooking with gas.
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06 Jun 2011   #40
crispyclot

Window 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Right on , ill give that a try.

Thanks for another idea !
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