Originally Posted by antisoma
I am slightly put off by having to grant write access to my network share (fear of wife, children or player bug deleting my media) but am starting to get over it. Any thoughts please.
I wrote about this many pages back in this thread. Basically, setup 2 user groups:
WDTV - Read/Write
Everyone - Read Only
Here are the notes I kept:
Most people use Simple Sharing on XP (same permissions for all users, so users are not defined). So, anything you type here should work.
But on Windows Vista or Windows-7 ... here is a cool way to do it:
When first connecting to Windows Shares, the default "Anonymous" network login appears. Change it to...
User:WDTV and Password:wd , checkmark "Remember Me" and then arrow cursor to the right and select green check to continue. You will not be prompted again.
- This works because your Windows Shares should be set to allow "Everyone" to connect.
- You do this because if you later decide to use the Media Library functionality (which needs full write/delete access to the media folders) you won't have to grant all the normal network users those elevated permissions. You can just set special permissions for this "WDTV" user on the Windows Shares.