Western digital live can't see my Server


  • Western digital live can’t see my Server.

My setup:

  • Router: Netgear WNDR 3700
  • PC: Windows 7 ultimate x64, IP >
  • Laptop: Windows 7 home premium x86, IP >
  • Server: Windows server 2008 r2 x64, IP >
  • Western digital live: IP >


  • All devices are on the same Work/network group.

My problem(s):

  • Western digital live does not see my Server,

What i tryed:

  • Reinstalling Windows server 2008 r2 x64 (more then one time).
  • Reinstalling router firmware.
  • Reinstalling Western digital live firmwire.


  • Shares on PC or Laptop can be seen.
  • Western digital live can connect to other online services such as youtube.
  • Same setup has worked for a few days.

I hope this gives a good overview of my problem and somebody can help me, if you need any more information feel free to ask.

Pls help?

So, your WD sees everything EXCEPT your Win2008 box?


I just tried a other operating system (windows 7 ultimate x64) and shared a folder. That works fine so it has to be a setting in Windows 2008 r2.

See if this helps:


2008 Server is a different beast.   It’s basically Win7, but with all kinds of security controls.

There’s not too many people around here who run enterprise servers in a home space… :wink:

I had that same problem with my Netgear router. Can you try it with a different router or connected directly to your modem to eliminate that possible problem? I had a cheap Dynex router from BestBuy and that worked great. I don’t know what the problem was with the NetGear router and NetGear techs couldn’t help either. Good luck!

Enabling Computer browser and ssdp discovery service in windows worked.

Thx Tony