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Let's see if someone can crack the case!

TL:DR : Look at the picture below and start there!

Main Story:

So, make a long story short I've got two computers in my room...my MAIN PC (desktop/gaming) and then a cheap HP for a MEDIA PC.

Windows 10 Enterprise x64 on both.

Both connected to the same network through the same router

That should be enough info on the setup we're dealing with.

Sooo...

I set the MEDIA PC up as an Emby (sort of like Plex) server to access movies and shows from it through out the house from various devices (mainly phones/tablets). That works fine.

So a little while ago before reinstalling Windows today on my MAIN PC (had Win 10 Pro x64 before) I set up the hard drives on the MEDIA PC as network drives so I could just access their content directly from my MAIN PC without having to deal with some Emby client or what have you. Worked no problem.

Today I reinstalled Windows to Windows 10 Enterprise x64 and now all of a sudden I can't access the MEDIA PC anymore via "Network" from the Explorer in order to map the drives!

THIS IS WHERE IT GET'S WEIRD!

I can however access "Emby" via "Media Devices" under "Network" in Explorer fine...so I KNOW my PC can see the info on the MEDIA PC...and when I'm on the MEDIA PC I can see all my shared folders on my MAIN PC just fine. So I know that both systems apparently have no issue talking to one another.

But when I try to access MEDIA PC directly I can't.

See picture:



Also, the MEDIA PC doesn't want to join the Home Group created on the MAIN PC and vice versa. Yes, sharing is all on, no passwords, etc.

So...mapped network drives from the MEDIA PC to the MAIN PC worked fine before Windows reinstall on the MAIN PC but now won't DESPITE the fact that Emby proves that the two can communicate properly.

THOUGHT?! Even my friend that does networking for a living can't figure out what the hell is going on! He remoted into my computer and couldn't find anything wrong...he says it must be a permissions issue somewhere?

I tried doing this on both computers to no good end:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/how-to-reset-all-user-permissions-to-default/9da312d2-c99b-4283-a275-e74d93dcc366

So yeah...I'm lost...he's lost...nothing seems to make sense!
Edited by AndroidVageta - 1/16/16 at 11:00pm
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The etwork is working fine, that pop up means that either the SMB permisions set on the drive you are trying to access are not working or the username/password you are using are set wrong. You may have had public sharing (annynous access) on before but not now smile.gif
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I'd take a look at the share permissions too. Since you can get the credentials prompt there's nothing wrong on the network side.

Also keep in mind you'd have to use the remote PC's credentials for the share since you aren't on a domain. You can add the user group 'Everyone' to your advanced sharing settings if you at least want standard read access across the board.
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I have an unRAID server at home and Windows 10 Pro (x64) PC's and have weirdness as well. My issue is that I can no longer see my server(s) (even though on "workgroup") in the network device tree. However if I UNC whack whack them // I can get a username/password challenge, so they are there.

Then what happens is when I enter my username and password, it comes back asking again....and again...and again.... and again.... so I hit cancel. Then whack whack again, and I am in? No challenge this time, hmmm okay so creds are cached somewhere I guess. I then click to get into a shared folder off my server and BAM, challenge again, only this time the challenge include domain name and the back and forth continues.

What I found is that when entering my UN and PW, I am specifying my servers host name as domain, so hostname\username and password. This works pretty good at keeping the persistent challenges at bay.

As well, it seems in windows 10 and in some recent updates, they are typing with the SMB protocol enabled version. You can go into windows settings and enabled older 1 , 2, and 3 version of SMB and that might help. (Falling back to older protocol).

It's widows 10, and surely you being on enterprise, its likely going to be locked down tighter out of the box as enterprise is normally managed by GP.
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