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  • Access shares without Win2000/2003 Server domain controller(temporary downtime)

    How can I access an WinPro2000/WinXP Pro's existing share without a Win2000/Win2003 Server domain controller(DC). Let's imaginate that DC is not available for 24-48 hours and the real problem is that users can't access various shares without DC's confirmation. Logon credentials caching it's working fine . There are 2 main threads: registry hacks(involves long term caching credentials w/o DC) and local users on workstations with permissions on those shares. Any ideea it's welcome.

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    Re: Access shares without Win2000/2003 Server domain controller(temporary downtime)

    Have a user account on the target machine (that everyone knows, NOT the Administrator account) so they have authentication to access that PCs resources. Then you can either map a drive to the SHARE or use a UNC path. When the authentication dialogue box appears, enter the known username and password and you should be able to access the SHARE. Not very secure.
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      Re: Access shares without Win2000/2003 Server domain controller(temporary downtime)

      On normal usage, those shares already are mapped with a letter. This procedure(based on DC downtime) is necesary because ISP's could have some problems at any time and it's 24/7 running enviroment . The main ideea seems to be local user accounts with well known passwords and security right on share. Anyone has got more ideeas ?

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        Re: Access shares without Win2000/2003 Server domain controller(temporary downtime)

        It the drive mapped through a script on the DC? Is the mapped drive persistent? If not persistent, how it the drive going to be mapped if the DC is down for 24 - 48 hours?

        Why put SHARES on local PCs when you are running a Domain environment?
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        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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          Re: Access shares without Win2000/2003 Server domain controller(temporary downtime)

          1. The drive is mapped on every location(there is 1 PC with a share on every location) w/o a script on the DC (we use the classic way "MyComputer->Map network drive").Every location has 5 or less WinXp computers(more than 200 locations ).
          2. Mapping is not persistent.
          3. The real problem means "mapping those drives through 24h-48h down time".
          4. Those shares are required by the application used on locations.

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