Enable media devices that use the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol to access shared files on the server
Published: August 21, 2012
Updated: October 4, 2012
Applies To: Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Devices that use Server Message Block (SMB) for network file and share access instead of DLNA (for media streaming) require that the Guest account is activated. This allows any device or user on the network to view the contents of shared folders without authentication.
|When you enable the Guest account, anyone can access the shared resources on the server by default.|