OK, forgive me for starting a 2nd thread, but this problem has been greatly simplified. So I fgured I’d simplify the thread.
I am using the WDTV to access shared drives on a server. I use the UPnP function built into WMP to share out music & photos. However, I use shares to access the MKV movie files as these wont go through WMP.
After much agony, Iam just using the Guest account to access the Movies folder on my drive. At first this seemed to resolve all the ramdom problems I was having when I posed the other thread.
Now its simple. I leave the server up 24/7. As long as I access it with the WDTV twice a day (like morning and night), everything keeps working. However, if I ever go from night to night, wiht no access in between i cant connect to network shares, though the UPnP function still works. The only way to fix it when it goes out is to bounce the server and the WDTV.
I’ve been messsign around iwht it for a few weeks and pretty sure this pattern always holds true.
So what is going on after a full day that is locking out the Guest account, or freezing up the WDTV? If i bounce the WDTV box only, it wont resolve the problem, it has to be both.
its also pretty hard to troubleshoot becuase it takes a full day for the error to occur after you clear it out.
Thanks again for anyone’s insight and advice.