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JJZolx
2005-04-15, 11:30
Running SlimServer 6.0.1 06/15 nightly on Windows XP Pro. I'm trying to get SlimServer to use a music folder on the network. Permission on the network share is Everyone/change. SlimServer is running under a local user account on the XP machine.

If I try to do a scan I keep getting the message below:

> Oops - "\\Zeno\Music" doesn't seem to be a valid directory. Try
> again.

I can't really tell if it's a permission error, but it shouldn't be. The local user account should be able to access the network, unlike the local SYSTEM account that is the default for the service. What else might be the problem?
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Roy Owen
2005-04-15, 11:49
Are you running logged in or as a service. Windows does not keep network
connections when logged out.

On 4/15/05, JJZolx <JJZolx.1njm0b (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Running SlimServer 6.0.1 06/15 nightly on Windows XP Pro. I'm trying to
> get SlimServer to use a music folder on the network. Permission on the
> network share is Everyone/change. SlimServer is running under a local
> user account on the XP machine.
>
> If I try to do a scan I keep getting the message below:
>
> > Oops - "\\Zeno\Music" doesn't seem to be a valid directory. Try
> > again.
>
> I can't really tell if it's a permission error, but it shouldn't be.
> The local user account should be able to access the network, unlike the
> local SYSTEM account that is the default for the service. What else
> might be the problem?
>
> --
> JJZolx
>

JJZolx
2005-04-15, 12:09
Are you running logged in or as a service. Windows does not keep network connections when logged out.

Running SlimServer as a service.
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Roy Owen
2005-04-15, 12:17
Are you logged in? Also try assigning a drive letter to the share, that may
help.

On 4/15/05, JJZolx <JJZolx.1njnmn (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Roy Owen Wrote:
> > Are you running logged in or as a service. Windows does not keep network
> > connections when logged out.
>
> Running SlimServer as a service.
>
> --
> JJZolx
>

JJZolx
2005-04-15, 12:46
Are you logged in? Also try assigning a drive letter to the share, that may help.

Well, I just made the user a full local Admininstrator. Now I no longer get the complaint about the UNC share not being a valid directory, but it's not scanning the share either.

Is this supposed to work under Windows?
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Roy Owen
2005-04-15, 16:59
Someone else want tho chime in? I've just exhausted my experience with
SlimServer.

On 4/15/05, JJZolx <JJZolx.1njphb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
>
> Roy Owen Wrote:
> > Are you logged in? Also try assigning a drive letter to the share, that
> > may help.
>
> Well, I just and made the user a full local Admininstrator. Now I no
> longer get the complaint about the UNC share not being a valid
> directory, but it's not scanning the share either.
>
> Is this supposed to work under Windows?
>
> --
> JJZolx
>

dean
2005-04-15, 21:58
Roy,

Can you browse into the share now? If so, does your music appear
correctly?


On Apr 15, 2005, at 4:59 PM, Roy Owen wrote:

> Someone else want tho chime in? I've just exhausted my experience
> with SlimServer.
>
> On 4/15/05, JJZolx < JJZolx.1njphb (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>> Roy Owen Wrote:
>> > Are you logged in? Also try assigning a drive letter to the share,
>> that
>> > may help.
>>
>> Well, I just and made the user a full local Admininstrator. Now I no
>> longer get the complaint about the UNC share not being a valid
>> directory, but it's not scanning the share either.
>>
>> Is this supposed to work under Windows?
>>
>> --
>> JJZolx
>>

JJZolx
2005-04-15, 22:44
Can you browse into the share now? If so, does your music appear correctly?

No. If I do a Browse Music Folder I get:

Empty
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JJZolx
2005-04-17, 10:00
Running SlimServer 6.0.1 06/15 nightly on Windows XP Pro. I'm trying to get SlimServer to use a music folder on the network. Permission on the network share is Everyone/change. SlimServer is running under a local user account on the XP machine.

If I try to do a scan I keep getting the message below:

> Oops - "\\Zeno\Music" doesn't seem to be a valid directory. Try
> again.

I can't really tell if it's a permission error, but it shouldn't be. The local user account should be able to access the network, unlike the local SYSTEM account that is the default for the service. What else might be the problem?

Recap:

I've set up SlimServer as a service running under a user account that is a full local administrator. SlimServer no longer gives me the "not a valid directory" error message when I specify a UNC share name, but it does not (or cannot) scan any of the files within the share. Also unable to Browse Music Folder. This behavior is the same using either the 6/15 nightly or the 6.0.1 release versions.

This is basic stuff, isn't it? Can anyone tell me if they actually have a 6.0.x installation on Windows, running as a service, and using a network share as the music folder?

What would be the recommended means of troubleshooting the problem?
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mherger
2005-04-17, 10:09
[..]
> I've set up SlimServer as a service running under a user account that
> is a full local administrator. SlimServer no longer gives me the "not

It does not only have to be local administrator, but it needs access
rights to the share. You'll have to add that user to the server's access
list.

> a valid directory" error message when I specify a UNC share name, but it
> does not (or cannot) scan any of the files within the share. Also
> unable to Browse Music Folder. This behavior is the same using either
> the 6/15 nightly or the 6.0.1 release versions.
>
> This is basic stuff, isn't it? Can anyone tell me if they actually
> have a 6.0.x installation on Windows, running as a service, and using a
> network share as the music folder?
>
> What would be the recommended means of troubleshooting the problem?

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Steve Baumgarten
2005-04-18, 08:24
> This is basic stuff, isn't it? Can anyone tell me if they actually
> have a 6.0.x installation on Windows, running as a service, and using a
> network share as the music folder?

I ran into just this problem yesterday with 6.0.1. I set it up on my
laptop and created a folder that contained a Windows shortcut to my
music directory on a Windows share. The share is also mapped to a drive.
I tried it both ways, with an UNC and with the drive letter, and I set
the service to run as the user I was logged in as -- but I just could
not get it to work right. Same symptoms as you say; when I click on
Browse Music Folder I get one line, "Music.lnk" (my Windows shortcut),
but then when I click on that I get nothing. Looking at the log it seems
that the server couldn't traverse down into share.

Yet when I ran the server via FireDaemon (again, running as the same
user I normally log in as), it worked perfectly.

I must be doing something wrong; the above doesn't really make any
sense. Yet I did spend about 15 minutes yesterday fooling around with
various possibilities, all to no avail.

Perhaps I'll try some more experimentation this week. Certainly
FireDaemon (although a wonderful free utility) shouldn't be required to
run slim.exe as a service.

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JJZolx
2005-04-18, 16:07
I ran into just this problem yesterday with 6.0.1. I set it up on my
laptop and created a folder that contained a Windows shortcut to my
music directory on a Windows share. The share is also mapped to a drive.
I tried it both ways, with an UNC and with the drive letter, and I set
the service to run as the user I was logged in as -- but I just could
not get it to work right. Same symptoms as you say; when I click on
Browse Music Folder I get one line, "Music.lnk" (my Windows shortcut),
but then when I click on that I get nothing. Looking at the log it seems
that the server couldn't traverse down into share.

Yet when I ran the server via FireDaemon (again, running as the same
user I normally log in as), it worked perfectly.

I must be doing something wrong; the above doesn't really make any
sense. Yet I did spend about 15 minutes yesterday fooling around with
various possibilities, all to no avail.

Perhaps I'll try some more experimentation this week. Certainly
FireDaemon (although a wonderful free utility) shouldn't be required to
run slim.exe as a service.

My trouble ended up being an odd permission problem on the share itself (rather than directory or file permssions). I have it working now. Thanks to all those who responded.
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c0wz
2005-04-18, 16:27
the easiest way to fix this little fiasco that i found was to go into the service properties for slimserver and change it from "Local System Account" to "This Account" and put in the whatever user you login on that computer that has full rights to the network share. this was the only step i had to do and everythings working great.


next step is to figure out how to put limits on how often a song can be played getting sick of hearing the same crap.