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I have a Windows Home Server 2003 running with my shared files on it. I've recently updated my desktop computer with Windows 8 and I'm now unable to access the public shares on the WHS box. I did use a Windows Live login for the Win 8 Box. The WHS connector installed just fine, and it is collecting backups of my Win 8 box.

I noticed that there's a local user named mobyt_000 (My hotmail name is mobytoby). I attempted to create a user in the WHS admin console named mobyt_000 and although it did create it, I still can't get access to that share or any other one that isn't open to "Guest". What's also strange is I now get prompted for my WHS password everytime I log in. I can put in identical passwords for the WHS account, and my local win8 account and although it seems to satisfy that dialog (the green check appears), the very next time I dbl-click the WHS icon in the tray it again prompts me for updated creds.

I see anonymous access errors in the WHS Security logs, but have no idea what I should be seeing in there.

Any ideas?

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You might want to check out my question here on this: How can I create a shared workgroup account for a Windows 8 Online Account where I was trying to do exactly the same thing. – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Nov 13 '12 at 20:15

I figured this out. I decided to compare local security policies between my WHS box and my new Windows 8 Desktop. I stumbled on a setting named "Server SPN target name validation level". It was undefined on Win 8 and non-existent on my WHS box. I set my Win8 box to use "Accept if provided by client" and all of my shares now work.

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If you go back and register your Server Fault account you can take back the question – random Nov 19 '12 at 3:06
Sorry, not sure what you mean? Re-post it back on Server Fault? – tobyb Nov 19 '12 at 6:42
No, just go on Server Fault and register your account with the same details you used here. After that everything should take care of itself. Do not re-ask the question – random Nov 19 '12 at 12:56

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