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jasonjm
November 12th, 2010, 01:31 AM
I have determined that this guide below is more for windows 7 X64, boxee seems to be much happier with win 7 x32 and most of these changed here are not necesary with win 7 x32 for whatever reason.

if you have win 7x32 I would FIRST try only doing A) uninstall windows live anything, B) set network type to HOME C) use share option to create share for EVERYONE as near bottom of guide


follow all these instructions from gmd024 (slightly modified)

Firstly, configure Sharing and Discovery:

Make sure your network type is set to HOME - not public

1. Navigate to the Network and Sharing Center via the Control Panel
2. Click on the down arrow icons and select ON/OFF as follows:
Network Discovery - ON
File Sharing - ON
Public Folder Sharing - OFF
Printer Sharing - ON
Password Protected Sharing - OFF (when i tried turning this ON, it killed my file shares to boxee, even with regedit to allow ANON under everyone)
Media Sharing - OFF (I could not find this in my version of windows 7 so i ignored it, I did find a choice about 40 bit vs 128 bit, I chose 40 or 56 bit)
User accounts ON (gmd guide didnt have this choice)


Next, configure the folder you want to share:

1. Select the folder
2. Right-click and choose 'Share' from the menu
3. From the drop-down box select the Everyone (All users in this list) account, making sure permissions are set to 'Reader'
4. Click the buttons Add, Share and Done.



Here are some further registry 'tweaks' if this doesn't work: (NOTE: I tested undoing registry edits on my windows 7 ult 64 bit, boxee still works fine, so for me REGEDITS were unnecessary)

WARNING: This requires editing your PC's registry which, if edited incorrectly, can cause Windows systems to become unstable and unusable. So, follow the instructions below at your own risk. - we are not responsible for any damage caused by following these steps.

1. Navigate to the following location in the registry editor (search regedit in the start button).
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\
2. On the right side, double-click on 'everyoneincludesanonymous' and change the 'Value data' from '0' to '1'
3. Double-click on 'NoLmHash' and change the 'Value data' from '1' to '0'
4. Navigate to the following location in the registry editor:
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManSe rver\Param eters
5. Double-click on 'restrictnullsessaccess' and change the 'Value data' from '1' to '0'
6. Close the registry editor




I also uninstalled windows live anything from my program list in control panel


Finally, restart your PC

THEN, after you reboot your PC, I would recommend turning off your windows firewall until after your boxee connects at the end of this guide, then turn it back on

when you use boxee to scan for file sources

when you see the samba shares it should say lots like

COMPUTERA / MOVIES (Samba)
COMPUTERA / PORN (Samba)
COMPUTERA / FAMILYVIDEOS (Samba)

if you are just seeing

COMPUTERA (Samba)

with no / then its not seeing your shares at all - and you have not followed instructions above perhaps?


lastly the SHARES themselves are very important, I have confirmed a few things

1) if you used the advanced share options to share a folder, for some reason it WILL NOT work, even if you set the everyone permission, don't ask me why, so do not share with advanced share, use the NOOB windows share choice
2) on your share options, make sure you only have 3 permissions set,
a) administrators owner
b) everyone read
c) your_username_on_windows read/write

I noticed that with other permissions in there (more than the above) some of my shares did not work

I also noticed that windows 7 is a bit buggy, when I changed permission on shares they did not truly go into effect until AFTER I rebooted my pc in some cases

Turn windows firewall back on once boxee works (my boxee works with win7 x64 ult firewall on)



if this post gets your file sharing working, bump this thread so others can see it and follow.....

jasonjm
November 12th, 2010, 01:49 AM
PS - if you notice any other bugs that stop it working, or other suggestions, add them

bigg422
November 12th, 2010, 06:58 AM
Just wanted to add for people that have the windows 7 setup without doing all those steps, ie where boxee for windows and most other devices would share anyways, I kept stumbling over that fact that the boxee box didnt want administrator as my user name but rather Gus, the actually login name for windows. I know this may seem as common sense to some but even with boxee on windows the login for accessing stuff on my computer was administrator and then the windows password I had for the admin account. Hope this helps someone, as I spent about an hour of frustration trying to figure that out. :mad:

gmd024
November 12th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Just wanted to add for people that have the windows 7 setup without doing all those steps, ie where boxee for windows and most other devices would share anyways, I kept stumbling over that fact that the boxee box didnt want administrator as my user name but rather Gus, the actually login name for windows. I know this may seem as common sense to some but even with boxee on windows the login for accessing stuff on my computer was administrator and then the windows password I had for the admin account. Hope this helps someone, as I spent about an hour of frustration trying to figure that out. :mad:

Thanks - good tip -- I struggled with this a while back on a couple other devices on my network until realizing what you mentioned

yatahaze
November 12th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Password Protected Sharing - OFF

Are you absolutely sure we have to do this? I'd much rather not.... VERY unsafe.

bigg422
November 12th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Thanks - good tip -- I struggled with this a while back on a couple other devices on my network until realizing what you mentioned

I'm glad I'm not the only one :o. I was literally about to throw the remote across the room. I'm usually not violent and have plenty of patience with tech stuff, but that got under my skin since that administrator user name worked on the boxee software for windows.

jasonjm
November 12th, 2010, 02:13 PM
Are you absolutely sure we have to do this? I'd much rather not.... VERY unsafe.

there is a lot of stuff that I didnt want to do, but I just used shotgun approach
my goal was to get it working at any cost, and that is done

tonight im going to start undoing stuff to see what really is necessary and what isnt

dconti
November 12th, 2010, 04:18 PM
thanks for starting a guide. i have some notes on box side network configuration that i have typed up and will post in the next day or so.

you should be able to use password protection
you should be able to set the share to share with everyone
there is a ui option in win7 (at least) that lets you control the regkey around everyone including anonymous; i.e. you can set the shares to allow guest access on w7.
alternatively, you should be able to do your username/password to get access to the shares from your home folder.

using administrator for smb isn't really what you want; i would have to review what restrictions windows places on that. but in general you want to share from the user account and/or allow guest access on your shares.

Peteostro
November 12th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Hey Boxee were is the guide to sharing with windows 7? Why do you not have this up in the documentation. Why do we have users on here having guess how to set this up.
Some support would be nice PLEASE.


Update:
Ok I see dconti has replied. But really guys, you announced this box a year ago and your writing documentation now. come on.

dconti
November 12th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Hey Boxee were is the guide to sharing with windows 7? Why do you not have this up in the documentation. Why do we have users on here having guess how to set this up.
Some support would be nice PLEASE.

Hi Peteostro -

We are working on getting documentation up specifically for windows 7. Note that file sharing is different for each platform and, surprisingly, accessing windows shares with SMB is harder than it is for linux or macosx.

The simplified process is basically this. On your win7 PC,

* Make sure your network type is set as 'home' (not 'work' or 'public')
* Make sure your windows PC is on the same subnet (easiest if your PC is hooked up to the same router your boxee box connects to)
* Make sure your windows machine has file sharing enabled, and either a) allows guest access, or b) has a user account and password that you don't mind entering on the boxee from your tv

Sadres
November 12th, 2010, 06:01 PM
I followed the guide to the letter, but I keep getting a username/password prompt. I don't get it... other computers on my network see the shared folder and can access it without any login prompt, but Boxee doesn't seem to get the memo. It's all the more irritating because I only use one, unpassworded account - I literally have no login info to enter!


Edit: And then suddenly, it works. I'm not sure WHICH of the two did it, but I uninstalled Windows Live Essentials and also turned off my Windows Firewall, and suddenly it works.

Edit: Well, sort of. Now I can see my shares, but when I try to add it as a source, it stays permanently flagged "Disconnected". If I pick a show manually it still works. This is on Windows 7 x64.

aerochrome2
November 12th, 2010, 06:50 PM
I have spent a few hours messing with this and trying different settings. Nothing has worked and I have followed all the suggestions.

I looked forward to this day for weeks and now I am about to return it.

(windows 7, x64 - wired and wireless)

Edit: I have a second computer that doesn't contain much media but boxee found and it works flawlessly. If thats any clue. (windows 7, 32 bit)

Edit 2: It was windows live. I thought I fully deleted it but one cannot be too careful with windows. The program didn't show up in control panel uninstall OR Revo uninstaller, but was still showing in CCleaner. I uninstalled, restarted and :)

akstar
November 13th, 2010, 12:08 AM
I'm in the same boat. Here is my situation:

I have 2 Pc's with Win 7 professional. One PC has the 32bit version and the other has a 64 bit version. Both are on my home network. The 32 bit machine works perfectly with BB. The 64bit machine only shows:
Computer ( Samba). No "\"

I had the new apple TV with the same setup and it worked perfectly with both PC's. All I did was swap out the ATV for the BB in the network and still cannot get access to files on the 64bit PC.

Also have a PS3 on the network and it can access both PC's.

I tried all the steps in the thread by Jason (thx by the way) and still have no luck. Oh ya, if I use the UPNP from the BB scan sources menu, it seems to do a soft reset on BB. Tried this with two different BB's.

Im in Canada so did not buy the BB for it's online content, but rather the incredible support it has to play almost any format of media files ( of which I have many). Also, most of my media is on my 64bit PC.

I really do hope that we can find a solution.

bibowski
November 13th, 2010, 12:20 AM
I too have tried everything, but only see My-PC (Samba) in the menu.

I try to connect to it and it says 'Connection Refused'.

My XBOX 360, PS3 and my wife's laptop upstairs can play media off my PC perfectly fine... why can't this device (which is SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR THIS!) do the same thing?

EDIT : So uhhh... I rebooted the BB and I can now login to my share and see all my media. I (hopefully) only have to log in the one time, and it will forever see my media. Fingers crossed. What a fiasco though :( I can't imagine my 65 year old parents being able to do this... I had already suggested they get one, now I'm seriously thinking twice.

sithknight1
November 13th, 2010, 12:37 AM
I just wanted to say thanks jasonjm. At first my boxee box couldn't acesss my Windows 7 samba directories and after performing the registry modification you posted, everything now works perfect and I'm having a blast with my boxee box.

newalloy
November 13th, 2010, 01:26 AM
Yeah, open your computer wide open, that will make it work!

TERRIBLE guide. All the security settings you are saying to disable, I do NOT have disabled and have no probs. You just need to set sharing up properly, and uninstall ANY Windows Live components.

Yes, Windows Live components are somehow screwing with SMB.

garfieldbd
November 13th, 2010, 01:35 AM
Yeah, open your computer wide open, that will make it work!

TERRIBLE guide. All the security settings you are saying to disable, I do NOT have disabled and have no probs. You just need to set sharing up properly, and uninstall ANY Windows Live components.

Yes, Windows Live components are somehow screwing with SMB.

I've read this a few times now, but in every case they were running Windows 7. Could Windows Live components screw up sharing folders in Vista as well?

jasonjm
November 13th, 2010, 10:34 AM
thanks for starting a guide. i have some notes on box side network configuration that i have typed up and will post in the next day or so.

you should be able to use password protection
you should be able to set the share to share with everyone
there is a ui option in win7 (at least) that lets you control the regkey around everyone including anonymous; i.e. you can set the shares to allow guest access on w7.
alternatively, you should be able to do your username/password to get access to the shares from your home folder.

using administrator for smb isn't really what you want; i would have to review what restrictions windows places on that. but in general you want to share from the user account and/or allow guest access on your shares.


i would like to use the shares with passwords, I do not like the fact that the shares are now anon

trying to work out how to make boxee accept a username and password? it prompts for one, but nothing gets accepted

anyone got any ideas?

PS when I turn ON password protection, boxee no longer works even with everyone allowed, I know which reg key you speak of, I am going to try it

jasonjm
November 13th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Yeah, open your computer wide open, that will make it work!

TERRIBLE guide. All the security settings you are saying to disable, I do NOT have disabled and have no probs. You just need to set sharing up properly, and uninstall ANY Windows Live components.

Yes, Windows Live components are somehow screwing with SMB.

not true newalloy

I have determined that for some reason, boxee is way more picky with windows x64

do you have windows 7 x64?

neveroffline
November 13th, 2010, 11:09 AM
I have 4 Windows boxes.

1 is Vista Ultimate 32, the rest are Windows 7 Ultimate 64.

At first boxee found the laptops, one 32, one 64. I made sure the other 2 Win 7 shares were setup the same, rebooted those servers, the boxee, and now it can't even see the first laptop.

It does still see my other laptop running Vista.

Having said all of that, I went from Boxee seeing a Win 7 x64 machine at boot, not changing any of its settings, changing 2 other Win 7 machines and rebooting them, then the Boxee and the first Win7 x64 now doesn't work.

I tried a lot of things, setting up new user accounts on the shares, trying passwords, no passwords, 40-56bit vs 128, etc. I've gotten a range of errors from timed out, to cannot access file/directory and more but nothing worked including valid un/pwd combos.

PS: Blaming Windows Live Essentials 2011 or Live Sign In is BS and I've confirmed it on 2/3 Windows 7 x64 machines and Vista 32.

I am really disappointed in the beta testing phase for this box. Where was the QC? :confused:

I wonder if this has something to do with HomeGroup being turned on/used on Windows 7 shares since it is absent in Vista.

jasonjm
November 13th, 2010, 11:14 AM
I have never ever got my win 7 machines to work with username password and boxee no matter what, which is pretty annoying

I get the feeling that the boxee testers did not have new PC hardware, they were all probably on win XP machines and figured windows is windows, its good to go

neveroffline
November 13th, 2010, 11:23 AM
I have never ever got my win 7 machines to work with username password and boxee no matter what, which is pretty annoying

I get the feeling that the boxee testers did not have new PC hardware, they were all probably on win XP machines and figured windows is windows, its good to go

Just to confirm my test where it was working on Win7 64 laptop was without un/pwd, un/pwd to a Win 7 box here has not worked once. I was simply using a "Everyone" read/write share. Worked on that laptop, didn't on the other 2 win 7 servers both hardwired and both laptops wireless.

MrBoxeeBox
November 13th, 2010, 12:21 PM
I have just got the boxee box to work on windows 7 64 with this tut


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQstgQ4eJCM&feature=player_embedded

bibowski
November 13th, 2010, 01:12 PM
I have just got the boxee box to work on windows 7 64 with this tut


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQstgQ4eJCM&feature=player_embedded

That's probably the MOST complicated thing I've ever watched.

Guess what I did to get my XBOX 360 to stream media from my PC? I turned it on.

I have already had more headaches with this Boxee Box in 24 hours than I've had with my 360 in nearly 5 years

JeffyelJefe
November 13th, 2010, 01:31 PM
This is ridiculous that boxee can't see my network shared folders from my win 7 x64 machine. This is the main reason I bought it :(. Please hurry.

neveroffline
November 13th, 2010, 01:35 PM
I have just got the boxee box to work on windows 7 64 with this tut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQstgQ4eJCM&feature=player_embedded

Just tried this step by step twice both times rebooted the server and the boxee, didn't work.

RedRockJK
November 13th, 2010, 01:40 PM
I've been trying all day to get my Windows 7 sharing to work (Kept asking for login / password).

As others have done, I deleted Windows Live and now it's working great.

neveroffline
November 13th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Ok, first off, I was able to fix shares by uninstalling Live Sign-In assistant this time around, plus doing all the other suggestions.

I also researched the problem:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproappcompat/thread/e4fc6ba5-968e-4370-8a5c-680db85d326c

It appears there was a bug in Samba 3.4, 3.5 (globally) back in late July of 09 and it should be fixed by now. Not Microsofts fault, Sambas fault.

So I guess the question begs, is Boxee using an older non-patched samba version? If so, that explains the Live Sign in error and many other Win7 related issues. :eek:

dennismadison
November 13th, 2010, 04:23 PM
This sounds like the key since I can get it to work on some Win 7 machines, but not my main one.

Using Win 7, how is Live Sign-in removed without uninstalling everything else? I can't lose my email.

ingoldsby
November 13th, 2010, 04:43 PM
That's probably the MOST complicated thing I've ever watched.

Guess what I did to get my XBOX 360 to stream media from my PC? I turned it on.

I have already had more headaches with this Boxee Box in 24 hours than I've had with my 360 in nearly 5 years

You do realize that the xbox360 and your pc both run MS software? Of course they network well.. MS is quite good at making their devices talk to each other, they suck at making their devices talk with anything else.

Hilde
November 13th, 2010, 04:55 PM
I struggled with this also. I found a setting on the Boxee Box that was off by default, and after I changed this to on everything works fine. Settings/Network/Servers/Enable Windows file sharing. Something to at least check.

lweisenb
November 13th, 2010, 04:59 PM
You do realize that the xbox360 and your pc both run MS software? Of course they network well.. MS is quite good at making their devices talk to each other, they suck at making their devices talk with anything else.

Didn't have any of these issues connecting to my media shares using the other versions of boxee beta, or xbmc, so I think we can stop blaming Microsoft this time.

ingoldsby
November 13th, 2010, 05:05 PM
so I think we can stop blaming Microsoft this time.

But that's terribly easy to do... In my personal case (I really struggled getting my boxee to see my files) it did end up being a windows issue. Once I uninstalled windows live essentials 2011 it started working.

venport
November 13th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Edit: Well, sort of. Now I can see my shares, but when I try to add it as a source, it stays permanently flagged "Disconnected". If I pick a show manually it still works. This is on Windows 7 x64.

I've got this same issue (win7 x64), i can manually select my media just fine however boxeebox wont scan my content. I've tried to go back to 0.9 however it updated it's self right after the firmware update.

I'm going to give the boxee teams some more time but i'm really unhappy with the boxee box and thinking about sending it back and just using my xbox on the xbox.

timbudtwo
November 13th, 2010, 05:14 PM
I have just got the boxee box to work on windows 7 64 with this tut


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQstgQ4eJCM&feature=player_embedded

I followed these instructions and I got it to work, KIND OF.
Things that I didn't follow.
1. I activated the guest account
2. I didn't have user group "Everyone" set up, but when you type it in (as he does in the tutorial) it works fine.

I am able to get access to my computer just fine, however when I go into boxee sources it says it is disconnected. Yet I am able to browse the folder tree and play videos manually. But it is not scanning and putting the videos and music in my library.

Edit: I see that the disconnected thing is a problem after reading more threads. Seriously Boxee team. Get on this. Suggestion: If you are going to release a beta product, don't hold back on minor updates, start pumping out nightly releases.

neveroffline
November 13th, 2010, 05:40 PM
On my Windows 7 Ult SP2 64 it was listed as Windows Live ID Sign in Assistant and had its own uninstall, I didn't lose messenger, etc, but it did require a reboot.

Again I don't see how someone can blame Microsoft when this was already a well documented bug with Samba last July. MS has no control over Samba and neither does Boxee, but I believe Samba fixed this a long time ago, perhaps it just didn't make it into the kernel Boxxee has made for the Box. If that is the case, and they patch it into an update, then all of these Samba Windows issues will go away.

In the mean-time, I'm going to wait until Netflix gets in and hope and beg that they fix the TV Shows / movies opening in the webkit browser vs fullscreen. There is also almost certainly something funky going on with the boot load - full screen transition as well, just "no signal".

jasonjm
November 13th, 2010, 07:40 PM
You do realize that the xbox360 and your pc both run MS software? Of course they network well.. MS is quite good at making their devices talk to each other, they suck at making their devices talk with anything else.


nah

apple wins that award by a mile

dconti
November 13th, 2010, 09:05 PM
I followed these instructions and I got it to work, KIND OF.
Things that I didn't follow.
1. I activated the guest account
2. I didn't have user group "Everyone" set up, but when you type it in (as he does in the tutorial) it works fine.

I am able to get access to my computer just fine, however when I go into boxee sources it says it is disconnected. Yet I am able to browse the folder tree and play videos manually. But it is not scanning and putting the videos and music in my library.

Edit: I see that the disconnected thing is a problem after reading more threads. Seriously Boxee team. Get on this. Suggestion: If you are going to release a beta product, don't hold back on minor updates, start pumping out nightly releases.

How did you add your shares? Manually or by adding them through the file browser?

If you can browse the share and you add them via the UI in the file browser, it should scan correctly. Showing disconnected can happen if we get an IP or hostname that we have trouble doing netbios with later on.

dconti
November 13th, 2010, 09:09 PM
Didn't have any of these issues connecting to my media shares using the other versions of boxee beta, or xbmc, so I think we can stop blaming Microsoft this time.

Hey, an inside secret. I worked at microsoft on windows for 6 years on file sharing and home PC discovery in Windows Vista and 7. So odds are good that it's me, either way. :)

That aside, homegroup was added because windows file sharing was deemed to difficult to get set up and working properly (permissions, firewall, network adapter type, etc were all too hard to get perfectly in sync). Unfortunately that doesn't do much for all of the non-windows devices and platforms out there.

I'm working on a faq to help ensure folks can set up access from their box to any smb share. Hopefully i can get that to a point where it helps people 100% of the time.

Cheers

dconti
November 13th, 2010, 09:12 PM
I have never ever got my win 7 machines to work with username password and boxee no matter what, which is pretty annoying

I get the feeling that the boxee testers did not have new PC hardware, they were all probably on win XP machines and figured windows is windows, its good to go

I do everything with W7 x64. The test team has a variety of platforms. :)

Did you uninstall windows live essentials? Sorry if that was the issue, if so.
Are you entering just the username/password, no workgroup?

dennismadison
November 14th, 2010, 12:31 PM
I think I'm giving up on getting my main machine to network to the BB. Two out three computers isn't bad :rolleyes:
I'm going to wait for a patch (which, from looking at other forums posts, should be out in a few days) and just put all my Music and Pics on a 2.5" drive.

jeffscott
November 15th, 2010, 11:33 PM
I had the EXACT same problem with my WD Live HD, and Windows Live Essentials was the culprit there too (specifically the Windows Live Sign-In Assistant) but I need to have that installed for my job. I let Microsoft know about this problem months ago (see here (https://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?threadid=095c6b7d-806f-4c39-9195-6d424c16de64) and here (https://windowslivehelp.com/thread.aspx?threadid=138aeef1-db09-48ad-8089-a4bbd29e1568)) but have yet to hear about any fix.

Can anyone from Boxee confirm that there is truly a fix coming? This is a HUGE problem but I can't believe it's insurmountable. The whole concept of sharing media on my network and delivering it to my TV via the Boxee box falls horribly short if MICROSOFT SOFTWARE causes it to fail. Can we please get an official answer? I'd hate to have to return such a beautiful appliance.

didatofik
November 16th, 2010, 10:49 PM
User accounts ON (gmd guide didnt have this choice)

What does this quote mean?

guavo
November 20th, 2010, 03:43 PM
I just followed the direction and it worked. Gonna see what happens when Boxee Box freezes up again and needs to be restarted.

didatofik
November 24th, 2010, 11:11 AM
I have determined that this guide below is more for windows 7 X64, boxee seems to be much happier with win 7 x32 and most of these changed here are not necesary with win 7 x32 for whatever reason.

if you have win 7x32 I would FIRST try only doing A) uninstall windows live anything, B) set network type to HOME C) use share option to create share for EVERYONE as near bottom of guide


follow all these instructions from gmd024 (slightly modified)

Firstly, configure Sharing and Discovery:

Make sure your network type is set to HOME - not public

1. Navigate to the Network and Sharing Center via the Control Panel
2. Click on the down arrow icons and select ON/OFF as follows:
Network Discovery - ON
File Sharing - ON
Public Folder Sharing - OFF
Printer Sharing - ON
Password Protected Sharing - OFF (when i tried turning this ON, it killed my file shares to boxee, even with regedit to allow ANON under everyone)
Media Sharing - OFF (I could not find this in my version of windows 7 so i ignored it, I did find a choice about 40 bit vs 128 bit, I chose 40 or 56 bit)
User accounts ON (gmd guide didnt have this choice)


Next, configure the folder you want to share:

1. Select the folder
2. Right-click and choose 'Share' from the menu
3. From the drop-down box select the Everyone (All users in this list) account, making sure permissions are set to 'Reader'
4. Click the buttons Add, Share and Done.



Here are some further registry 'tweaks' if this doesn't work: (NOTE: I tested undoing registry edits on my windows 7 ult 64 bit, boxee still works fine, so for me REGEDITS were unnecessary)

WARNING: This requires editing your PC's registry which, if edited incorrectly, can cause Windows systems to become unstable and unusable. So, follow the instructions below at your own risk. - we are not responsible for any damage caused by following these steps.

1. Navigate to the following location in the registry editor (search regedit in the start button).
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\
2. On the right side, double-click on 'everyoneincludesanonymous' and change the 'Value data' from '0' to '1'
3. Double-click on 'NoLmHash' and change the 'Value data' from '1' to '0'
4. Navigate to the following location in the registry editor:
MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManSe rver\Param eters
5. Double-click on 'restrictnullsessaccess' and change the 'Value data' from '1' to '0'
6. Close the registry editor




I also uninstalled windows live anything from my program list in control panel


Finally, restart your PC

THEN, after you reboot your PC, I would recommend turning off your windows firewall until after your boxee connects at the end of this guide, then turn it back on

when you use boxee to scan for file sources

when you see the samba shares it should say lots like

COMPUTERA / MOVIES (Samba)
COMPUTERA / PORN (Samba)
COMPUTERA / FAMILYVIDEOS (Samba)

if you are just seeing

COMPUTERA (Samba)

with no / then its not seeing your shares at all - and you have not followed instructions above perhaps?


lastly the SHARES themselves are very important, I have confirmed a few things

1) if you used the advanced share options to share a folder, for some reason it WILL NOT work, even if you set the everyone permission, don't ask me why, so do not share with advanced share, use the NOOB windows share choice
2) on your share options, make sure you only have 3 permissions set,
a) administrators owner
b) everyone read
c) your_username_on_windows read/write

I noticed that with other permissions in there (more than the above) some of my shares did not work

I also noticed that windows 7 is a bit buggy, when I changed permission on shares they did not truly go into effect until AFTER I rebooted my pc in some cases

Turn windows firewall back on once boxee works (my boxee works with win7 x64 ult firewall on)



if this post gets your file sharing working, bump this thread so others can see it and follow.....



I did everything , still losing the shares.

This streamer is really picky.

proteux
December 2nd, 2010, 06:55 PM
These changes solved my issues:

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Send LM & NTLM responses

Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption


Source: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/75-63-windows-samba-issue

plasmo
December 4th, 2010, 10:48 PM
I followed the guide to the letter, but I keep getting a username/password prompt. I don't get it... other computers on my network see the shared folder and can access it without any login prompt, but Boxee doesn't seem to get the memo. It's all the more irritating because I only use one, unpassworded account - I literally have no login info to enter!


Edit: And then suddenly, it works. I'm not sure WHICH of the two did it, but I uninstalled Windows Live Essentials and also turned off my Windows Firewall, and suddenly it works.

Edit: Well, sort of. Now I can see my shares, but when I try to add it as a source, it stays permanently flagged "Disconnected". If I pick a show manually it still works. This is on Windows 7 x64.

Did you ever get your Win7 to work with the Boxee box?
I am having the EXACT same problem you are describing.... still trying to figure out how my Boxee will accept my username/password....