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  • Just created a new share and gave all users all permissions.
    viz: http://tinyurl.com/lw2dp8

    But when a user tries to open it, somebody's not buying it: http://tinyurl.com/mwabxq

    I shut down all PCs on the network and rebooted the problem PC - then the problem PC was able to get to the share.

    Is this SOP: create a share, then reboot?

    I'm somewhat suspicious bc I am also unable to rename an existing share via the console:
    http://tinyurl.com/n9k2c3

    Before attempting that rename, I had shut down all of my PCs and rebooted the one that I am running Console on.
    Sunday, July 26, 2009 7:50 PM

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  • The error message you see has to do with the way Windows caches credentials and rights in a workgroup environment. This is normal behavior, I'm afraid, and not unique to Windows Home Server. There are several ways to clear out cached credentials; logging off and back on is probably the simplest.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, July 27, 2009 3:05 AM
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  • Just created a new share and gave all users all permissions.
    viz: http://tinyurl.com/lw2dp8

    But when a user tries to open it, somebody's not buying it: http://tinyurl.com/mwabxq

    I shut down all PCs on the network and rebooted the problem PC - then the problem PC was able to get to the share.

    Is this SOP: create a share, then reboot?

    I've never had to do that, but I know that other users have had that problem and posted the question in this forum.

    I'm somewhat suspicious bc I am also unable to rename an existing share via the console:
    http://tinyurl.com/n9k2c3

    Before attempting that rename, I had shut down all of my PCs and rebooted the one that I am running Console on.
    Did you have any other network device accessing that share (i.e. XBox 360) at the time?  If so, that's why you couldn't rename it.
    Monday, July 27, 2009 2:58 AM
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  • The error message you see has to do with the way Windows caches credentials and rights in a workgroup environment. This is normal behavior, I'm afraid, and not unique to Windows Home Server. There are several ways to clear out cached credentials; logging off and back on is probably the simplest.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, July 27, 2009 3:05 AM
    Moderator
  • I guess Ken Warren's observation trumps all.

    But after reading your note, I realized that I have a couple of devices on the system (SageTV HD200 Media Extenders) that, when turned off, aren't really off. 

    The little red power light goes away, but the things are still ticking.  Measured power consumption drops from 7 watts to 6 watts - but not to  the 1 or < 1 watt one would expect from a device that is just listening for the next remote control command.

    Only way to get them fully shut down is to remove AC power - so I guess that I should unplug them just on GPs when fooling around with shares.
    • Edited by PeteCress Monday, July 27, 2009 3:13 PM
    Monday, July 27, 2009 2:29 PM
  • I guess Ken Warren's observation trumps all.

    But after reading your note, I realized that I have a couple of devices on the system (SageTV HD200 Media Extenders) that, when turned off, aren't really off. 

    The little red power light goes away, but the things are still ticking.  Measured power consumption drops from 7 watts to 6 watts - but not to  the 1 or < 1 watt one would expect from a device that is just listening for the next remote control command.

    Only way to get them fully shut down is to remove AC power.
    "Soft" off isn't off at all, no. You need to keep enough of the electronics powered up to detect the remote control, buttons, etc. And keeping things warmed up usually means that the device starts up faster (no need for a cold boot). Take a look at how much power your LCD TV is pulling when it's "off" sometime, and your average RP set was even worse...
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, July 27, 2009 2:41 PM
    Moderator