WMP11 Media sharing "Unknown Device"

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Annie R J Brion, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. I'm trying to share media between a Vista Ultimate Desktop and a Vista
    Ultimate Notebook.

    WMP11 on each machine cannot see any "remote libraries" only the local
    libraries :(

    On the desktop in the sharing section the notebook is shown as "Unknown
    device" and has a different icon to the desktop (movie and sound icon
    and not the PC case and monitor).

    Both machines are on the same workgroup. I have a second notebook that
    is working correctly with the desktop but not the notebook I'm having
    trouble with :(

    I can file share without any problems, I just cannot get media sharing
    to work properly :(
     
    Annie R J Brion, Sep 28, 2007
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  2. Additional: I have done a "Windows easy transfer" from the desktop to
    the notebook. Could this be causing WMP11 to conflict?

    The notebook is my backup machine so I wanted the two in sync.
     
    Annie R J Brion, Sep 28, 2007
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  3. I've reinstalled Vista Ultimate on the notebook and it's now behaving
    correctly.
     
    Annie R J Brion, Sep 28, 2007
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