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Thread: Are there any Mezzmo conflicts with WD MyCloud NAS Hardware?

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    Question Are there any Mezzmo conflicts with WD MyCloud NAS Hardware?

    Greets,
    I have swapped out my old (and trusted) PatriotBoxOffice stream box and replaced it with a dual-drive WesternDigital MyCloudEX2 NAS server box.
    I am still learning all of the intricacies of keeping the WD MyCloud up-and-running (available) as my 'cloud server'.
    One of the issues with WD MyCloud is the fact that at each Windows8.1 reboot, I have to re-map to the 2 HDDs that are inside of it, all over again.
    In Windows PowerShell, the command is "net use" for mapping to the 2 HDDs; where both the password and whether the connection is persistent or not can be specified.
    Unfortunately, the password entry (via console) may pose a security concern, thus I choose to map to the drives manually when I must reboot my Windows machine that the Mezzmo is run on.
    Since Mezzmo boots at StartUp of my Win8.1Pro machine, I don't know if it will cause issues with Mezzmo MediaServer or Mezzmo Library, since the WD MyCloud has not yet been mapped to (via MyCloudDiscovery tool which requires a password).
    I wonder if you can address these questions and potential pitfalls,conflicts between my Music/Movie libraries (that are now in the WD MyCloudEX) and Mezzmo.
    BTW, I use the WD MyCloud as a networked (wired-LAN) NAS/Streamer to a new HTPC I installed downstairs for our local entertainment system.
    WD MyCloud is also being used as my WiFi server for our Tablets/SmartPhones.
    It may be best to retire Mezzmo from the LAN (Cloud Server) system in efforts to keep the system simpler.

    Your guidance and shared thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    randio

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    Hi randio,

    Mezzmo will work with any NAS drive. The main issue you may come across is that Mezzmo server may not be able to access to your files on your NAS. If you see no files listed on your devices when browsing Mezzmo server, then this indicates this problem. The reason is that, by default, Mezzmo server runs as a Windows service on your Windows PC under the Windows Local System account (not your Windows user account) and this account may not have access permissions to access your NAS files. We have an FAQ that details this issue and the fix to get it working - http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread...r-home-network. If any problems, let us know and we'll help you get up and running.
    Last edited by Paul; 03-16-2015 at 12:17 PM.

    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
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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    Thumbs up Credentials Management in Windows

    Thank you, Paul,

    Your link revealed to me that the ControlPanel CredentialsManagement is part of the missing link that I was not aware of.
    It turned out that my Windows8.1 had already created the needed credentialing for WD MyCloud.

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    Glad you are up and running now .

    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
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Mezzmo.DLNA.Server
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/conceiva_mezzmo
    Web: http://www.mezzmo.com

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