On my Minix X8H-Plus I have set up ES File Explorer to access some shared folders on my Win7 notebook (which is part of a Domain) and it works great. I set up the ES FE connection by entering my Domain name, then the LAN IP address of my notebook and then my User Name and Password - and bingo - I can browse and access my shared folders / videos... Now I'm trying to access those shared folders by adding a video file source in XBMC using, - Browse... - Add network location... - Protocol Windows network (SMB) - Server Name = IP Address on my notebook - Hared folder = tried leaving blank, and adding the path names... - Port = 0 (default) - but also tried 445 - Username = my notebook username - and have tried Domainname\username ... - Password = my notebook p/w ( Basically everything is the same as I used to config ES File Exp, which works perfectly ... ) But then when I try to connect to the SMB sacred folders I get either an immediate Connection Timed Out or an Operation Not Permitted error ... Can't understand why I can (easily) config/connect to the SMB shared folders using ES File Exp and am hitting a brick wall using XBMC... ??? I suspect it has something to do with the "Domain" - ie. I'm somehow not entering it correctly into the above config window... FYI - I can easily set up a XMBC SMB shared connection to an old XP PC (not part of my Domain) I have on the network!