Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Per User WMP Sharing settings

01 Jan 2015   #1
Sergeant Steve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Per User WMP Sharing settings

Neither of my Parents use Windows Media Player and as such they only have the Media that came with Windows. Unfortunately their libraries show up on the local network and I do not wish them to. I cannot find how to disable the Media Streaming Options for individual users, the Local Group Policy Editor has User settings but I appear unable to create a new policy to prevent media sharing.

Is there a way even if it means tweaking the registry, to disable Media Streaming on an individual account basis? (I believe there HAS to be as my own Library wasn't showing up and it transpired that Media Streaming was not turned on for my account yet the others had it enabled).

Many thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2015   #2
Sergeant Steve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

OK I eventually figured it out. Apparently if you block all the devices from connecting to your Library then it turns Media Streaming Off, which is exactly what I wanted
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Per User WMP Sharing settings

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Sharing a printer does not inherit settings?
I have shared a printer from Windows 7 with certain settings. Like, say, forced black&white printing. When I connect to this printer and try to print, it doesn't care a single bit about those settings I've set there. I pretty much need to have the settings inherited, otherwise I'm going thru 10+...
Network & Sharing
Discovery ok but sharing settings won't stick. Possible malware?
Windows 7 Professional SP1 Security: Microsoft Security Essentials & Windows Firewall On the problem computer I can enable network discovery, but I can't turn on File and Printer Sharing or Public Folder Sharing. The problem is the same using either a USB wireless device or using a CAT5 to the...
Network & Sharing
Changes in advanced sharing settings are not saving
I go into sharing center, advanced,etc then I turn on network discovery, click save changes, and I go right back in, and it didn't save?
Network & Sharing
External drive losing sharing settings on reboot
I have two external drives that I'd like to share. I have them mapped as an X: and Y: drive. I go into advanced sharing settings > permissions, and add Full Control for the group "Everyone". I hit apply and it looks fine and dandy. When I reboot my machine the sharing settings are lost. ...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings
How to Change Windows 7 Homegroup File and Folder Sharing Settings When you create or join a homegroup, you select the libraries and printers you want to share with other people in the homegroup. Selected Libraries are set to be shared with Read only access by default, which means that you can...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:06.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App