smb sharing with windows 7.... how?

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  1. newby1976
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    i want to use SMB sharing on wiimc but i cant get it to work with windows 7 .... yet it works great with an xp machine, i do know its not a firewall problem as i have removed my firewall as i have removed it as a test

    i have tried searching, is there a guide?
     
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    I'm sure all I did was make sure that when the share is set up that it is shared with 'everyone'
     
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    for some reason, even though the author claims it works, it will not work when you attempt to share a drive. try sharing just a folder and make sure permission to set to everyone and use your ipv4 address.
     
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    i am sharing just a folder and its set for everybody but it still doesnt work .... i have read that some security settings in windows 7 and vista have to be changed to get smb working .... but i cant find out exactly which settings
     
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    On XP smb is easy, you just set anything to share, select read-only or read/write access, and it just works. On Vista/7 it ONLY works with usernames and LOGINS(!!!), that's why it does not work the way most people expect it. The program needs to know a VALID username that is used to logon on your machine in order to access the sharded files over network. I hate that concept, i see its advantages, but i don't want anybody to have a login for my pc.

    By default Vista and 7 should be set to allow the guest account, you just set the share to allow the guest user access, and programs that use smb shares usually automatically try to use the guest account. If the software just tries to access the share it will fail, on all Windows Vista/7 installations.

    Sorry that i'm not helping, but i just had to say it.
     
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    Isn't it that Vista & Win7 use NLTM version 2 authentication by default (and don't allow NTLM v1 by default like XP) - it's a simple registry fix...