Maxtor Shared Storage II 2000/XP and Mediacenter .ISO Software

This version of the Maxtor Shared Storage easy manager software is compatible with the Windows 2000/XP and Mediacenter Operating Systems.


  • Step 1

    After downloading and burning the CD ISO image to disk, or if you are using the zip version (unzip the files into a new folder). Insert the CD and click Run Launch.exe after the AutoPlay box displays.

  • Step 2

    From the main menu, click Install Software.

  • Step 3

    Click Yes when prompted to continue. The software will prepare to install.

  • Step 4

    From the Welcome screen, click Next. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

  • Step 5

    When the installation is complete, click Finish to restart your PC.

  • Step 6

    Upon restart, Maxtor EasyManager searches for Shared Storage drives on your network. When found, you will see the Network ID number and IP address for the located drive(s). For example: MSS-000338 (

    Note: If a message appears stating that “No shared Storage drives were found” select the Click here button for more information and a link for troubleshooting tips.

  • Step 7

    Once detected, a window displays informing you that your Shared Storage II drive has no security password set for the administrative function. To set a password for the drive, click Manage. This will launch the Web User Interface (Web UI). Follow the on-screen prompts in your browser to configure your Shared Storage drive.

  • Step 8

    When finished, close your browser to return to the EasyManager’s Settings screen, and then click the Home button.

  • Step 9

    When the Home screen appears, click on the Create a User Account button.

    Step 10

    Choose an account type (Public Account or Private Account / Home or Business), provide the necessary information and click Create. The EasyManage™ software will now create the new user account and the appropriate folders for the account. When finished, a desktop shortcut will appear for this user’s share.