I don't know how many times I've had to search for this on TheGreenButton, so I thought I'd post the info here so I always know where to find it. The problem is this: I have 2 Media Center 2005 machines and one file server. Recorded TV that I want to keep around I copy to the file server and I want both my MCE machines to be able to display it in Recorded TV. I also want to be able to view recorded TV from any MCE machine, regardless of where it lives. So, here's how to configure your MCE machines and file server to play well in this scenario, aggregated from this post on TheGreenButton.com.
You probably should not do this unless you're behind a hardware firewall or NAT (like a cable/DSL router).
So here goes:
The sample Watched Folders:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Recorded TVE:\Recorded TV\\machine1\Recorded TV\\machine1\Recorded TV