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    Default FAQ: Accessing files from external computers and NAS drives on your home network

    Problem:

    If you have a problem where Mezzmo server does not list or cannot stream files from network computers or NAS drives, then this can be fixed by managing your passwords in Windows.

    Background:

    Mezzmo server runs as a (Local System) Windows service on your computer. If you have media files on an external NAS drive or another computer, and the NAS drive or other computer has password access, then (Local System) Windows services cannot access these external network resources since Local System services only have access to your computer.

    Fix:

    To fix this, you need to manage your passwords in Windows to allow the Windows service (i.e. Mezzmo server) to access these folders and files on the external NAS drives and computers.

    Below are instructions for the various Windows operating systems that you have Mezzmo installed.

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    Additional Information:

    Some users report that the following Windows setting also helps fix accessing files on NAS drives. In Windows, go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools and run 'Local Security Policy'. Under 'Local Policies', you will find 'Security Options' and under this, you should see a setting called 'Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only'. Turn this setting off.
    Last edited by Paul; 08-07-2015 at 09:06 AM.

    Mezzmo Android: Install it on your tablet, smartphone, Android TV or Amazon Fire to browse and stream files from your Mezzmo library to all your devices. Full details at http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_android.asp
    Mezzmo for Kodi Add-on: Install it into Kodi to stream files from your Mezzmo library directly in Kodi. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...odi_user_guide
    Mezzmo for Roku App: Install it onto your Roku to stream files from your Mezzmo library. Full details at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki/doku.php?...oku_user_guide
    Wiki: User Guides & Reference Manual at http://www.mezzmo.com/wiki
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