I followed the guide Wendell put up for freeNas but I can't access it from my Windows 8.2 machine. What could be the issue?
I've never worked with freeNAS but have you checked your Network tab in your computer option (i.e. where the drives are listed) and ensured that network discovery is on?
I think we need a more elaborate How To with FreeNas. because it was very difficult to follow for me as well.
I have played around with them and I still couldn't get it to work.
never mind. I got it to work. You just have to reboot the server after apply the settings.
Ah, the tried and true "Have you tried turning it off and back on again?" method. :)