Windows Server 2008 R2 server
Windows 7 media center PC
Gigabit ethernet switch and router. All components wired with Cat5e. I do not use wireless.
The media center PC stores recorded TV locally on a hard drive within the PC. It is hooked to my home theater in my basement.
The server stores my movies, music and pictures and shares them over the network. I've added these libraries to my media center PC using UNC paths (ex. "\\\\server\\movies")
The xbox 360 is connected to a TV upstairs and is setup as an extender from my media center PC.
For some reason, my xbox 360 cannot access these shared libraries. It can access the recordedTV library stored locally on the media center, but it cannot access the libraries on the server. I was under the impression that the xbox did NOT communicate directly with the server, but rather ran off of the media center PC. I figured it would access the shared paths using the same xbox credentials that it uses to access the recordedTV.
The shared libraries are set to be shared to "everyone". Again, the media center PC works great, but when i try to access mymovies or another shared library from the xbox, it cannot find the share.