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You may receive an error message when you try use a device or a program to access the Windows Home Server shared media folder
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Consider the following scenario. You use the Media Library Sharing feature in Windows Home Server to stream digital media to devices on your home network. Then, you try to use a device or a program to access the shared media folder through Media Library Sharing. In this scenario, you may receive one of the following error messages, as appropriate for the particular device or program:
This issue occurs if more than 10 devices try to access the shared media folder through Media Library Sharing.
Media Library Sharing in Windows Home Server has a 10-device limit. You may experience a situation in which this limit is exceeded. For example, another user may connect to the network by using a computer that is running Windows Media Player 11. If Windows Media Player has media discovery enabled, this computer may be counted as a device in Windows Home Server.
To resolve this issue, clear the authorized device list in Windows Home Server. To do this, follow these steps:
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