Thursday, December 02, 2004

Using an AudioTron in your SBS network?

I know it's not a common line of business application, but it certainly is at my house. I need ma tunez!

So I installed my Audiotron on my network at my house, only to find it could read shares from my client, but not from my server.

What the heck? Isn't that what servers are for? Storing Data and sharing stuff?

This had to be fixed. After searching for some time on the web, I managed to find that in Windows Server 2003, digital sign communications for all domain controllers is enabled by default. The Audiotron doesn't like this. So you have to disable it.

  1. In GPMC, find the Default Domain Controllers Policy

  2. Edit this policy, and drill down to Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, Security Options

  3. In the list on the right, find Microsoft Network Server : Digitally Sign Communications, and change this to disabled

Of course you're going to have to run gpupdate /force to get this to take effect immediately on the server.

Now you're AudioTron can view the server and read music off it.


Anonymous said...

Hey Sean -

Just wanted to thank you for this tip, I followed your steps hoping that it would enable the function of "network scanning" and "fax archives" on our OfficeJet network all-in-one.

It did the trick! Thanks!!!


Sean Daniel said...

Wow, that's awesome! I guess this functionality is for more than just the AudioTron. Glad this post could be of help.

Anonymous said...


You saved my audiotron from sailing out the window! Thanks!

Sean Daniel said...

Don't throw it out the window, ship it to me! :)

Anonymous said...

This doesn't work for a W2k3 DC.