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Windows Embeded Compact 2013 File sharing over local network ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I want to share files on a platform with Windows Embedded Compact 2013 (Windows CE 8).

    It seems to be no more possible whereas it was on previous versions (WinCE5, WinCE6, WEC7).

    Unfortunately, SMBServer seems to have been removed from Platform Builder on WEC2013 like explained in the MSDN following link :

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj919252.aspx

    Is there someone knowing a workaround or is there any other alternative to share files and folders over a local network and accessing it from a Windows computer ?

    Thanks a lot for your help.



    • Edited by dati01 Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:51 AM
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:49 PM

Answers

  • The only way in WEC2013 itself is the FTP server. You can still access network shares from the device, but you cannot expose yourself as a network share anymore.

    I don't know of any third party solution. You may be able to port this functionality from WEC7 to WEC2013...


    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: https://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    NXP Proven Partner
    https://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

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    • Marked as answer by dati01 Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:54 AM
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:26 PM
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All replies

  • The only way in WEC2013 itself is the FTP server. You can still access network shares from the device, but you cannot expose yourself as a network share anymore.

    I don't know of any third party solution. You may be able to port this functionality from WEC7 to WEC2013...


    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: https://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    NXP Proven Partner
    https://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Interested in WEC on i.MX6?
    Get the only 100% stable and best performing i.MX6 BSP for WEC7 and WEC2013 here: https://guruce.com/imx6

    • Marked as answer by dati01 Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:54 AM
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:26 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you for your answer.

    Do you know why Microsoft removed this feature ?

    I found open source third party libraries there :

    • A C library : https://github.com/peteratebs/cifssmb
    • A C# library : http://vm1.duckdns.org/Public/SMBLibrary/SMBLibrary.htm

    These libraries have to be adapted to Windows Compact 2013.

    Best regards

    Friday, October 14, 2016 9:29 AM

  • Do you know why Microsoft removed this feature ?


    No idea.

    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: https://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    NXP Proven Partner
    https://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Interested in WEC on i.MX6?
    Get the only 100% stable and best performing i.MX6 BSP for WEC7 and WEC2013 here: https://guruce.com/imx6

    Friday, October 14, 2016 9:43 AM
    Moderator