- 11-03-2012, 04:32 PM #1
Quick to enable file sharing on Windows 8 RT (Surface):
1. Open the desktop mode
2. Open Explorer
3. Right click on "Computer" and choose "Manage"
4. Expand "Services and Applications"
5. Select "Services"
6. Find the "Server" service and double click it to open.
7. Change the Startup type to "Automatic" or "Automatic (Delayed Start)
8. Click "OK"
9. Right click on the Server service and choose "Start"
You can then make shares as if on a normal Windows 8 PC. This also seems to give Libraries the option to share as well.
Last edited by jwelhouse; 11-04-2012 at 08:49 AM. Reason: Tweeks.. Addded step 9, start the service
- 11-03-2012, 05:18 PM #3
Tips like this should be a sticky. I know it's going to come up again and it would be so easy to point someone to the sticky instead of searching through posts.
- 11-03-2012, 07:34 PM #5
10-05-2015, 11:20 AM #9
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I thought it was super simple. I enabled the server service, started it a and restarted. Shared a folder, then went to another computer and tried to access the folder. It asks for me to sign in and will not take any Microsoft Account login or a local account login.
Anyone know how to do this properly. Is there something I'm missing?