UNC – “Universal Naming Convention” is the recommended network share for the new mediabrowser 3 server.
I will explain it step by step in this thread by creating new folder and share it, then add the folder share to the mediabrowser 3 server.
First go to one of your media collection folder, right click by the mouse and chose: Properties.
As for this example I create a folder name: MB3ShareUNC_Example
Now click on the “Share” tab – then “Advanced Sharing”.
Enable the option “share this folder”.
Best to leaf the share name as it is for easy remembering, now before you click on “Permissions”, this share in your network will be seen to everyone when browsing by the explorer, if you are ok with that, then fine and just press on “Apply” then “Permissions”.
If not, and want to make it “Hidden” then simply add “$” to the end of share name, as my example, the share name will be “MB3ShareUNC_Example$” then click on “Apply” then “Permissions”.
Now we will see the group “Everyone” have “Read” only, let keep it this way, and let add our server (the one MB3 server install on it) admin user login name, simply click on “Add”
If you do not use domain as part for your network, then main location as it is for that user, simply type some part of the user name then click on “Check Names” then add that user by click on “OK”
If your computer is part of a domain “Active Directory” then click on “Locations” and chose the AD path and click on “OK” then as always, type part of the user name then click on “Check Names” and chose your user name, then “OK”
Now let give our admin full control (Read/Write) on that share folder:
Then click on “Apply” then “OK” then “Close” to close this, you are done.
If you need to copy the path for (if you using hidden share) simply right click on the folder and chose “Proprieties”, and on share tab, under “Network Path” highlight the path and copy it.
That what called UNC share folder by Network Location:
Here how you add you UNC share folder with MB3 Server:
Go to “Default media library” menu, then if you need to add it to your movies VF for example: