- 11-03-2012, 05:32 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 09:49 AM. Reason: Tweeks.. Addded step 9, start the service
- 11-03-2012, 06:18 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, 08:30 PM #4
Thanks for answering my question jwelhouse.
You say you can now make shares I still don't have this option, is it done a different way on the surface? When I right click a folder there is no sharing tab.
- 11-03-2012, 08:34 PM #5
- 11-03-2012, 08:55 PM #7
Gee guess what i forgot to do yep restart the device now I have redirected the libraries to the mounted media card and then shared the folders on there so I should be able to drop files right onto the media card.
- 10-05-2015, 12:20 PM #9
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?
- 11-25-2016, 03:35 PM #10
Wow!!!! Thanks Dude. If i could send a million thank yous and hugs i would. Hope you and everyone else had a happy thanksgiving as this sure made my week. years of not figuring it out and i finally came across someone who knew what they were talking about,. THANKS!!!!!