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    I have a Windows 2003 Server with no domain yet (being migrated), No AD, that is acting as a File Server. None of the clients int he office authenticate to any domain, etc. When trying to browse to the server, I get prompted for a User name and Password, I want to allow anyone to browse to this Share.

    When I try to enter the local administrator password for the prompt, it tells me that I do not have access.

    Can someone help me to allow anyone to browse to the Share(s).

    I have File and Printer sharing setup in the Windows Firewall (do I need to even have this turned on?). I have the file server role installed with the shares setup through the wizard. The Permissions of the share are to allow Everyone Read & Change permissions as well as the Security for the Folder.

    What am I missing?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by louisvillecat; 11th January 2008, 15:45.

  • #2
    Re: W2K3, no domain, file sharing

    Nevermind. The Guest Account just has to be enabled.

    Duh!

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    • #3
      Re: W2K3, no domain, file sharing

      Or, disable the Guest account again and instead you can do it this way, if you prefer:

      Add local users to the Server and make sure these local users names and passwords match the users that are local to the workstations, i.e. the ones you use to logon to. The trouble with htis is that when a user changes her password on the client PC, you have to change it also on the server to reflect that change. However, it makes people happy who are nervous about enabling the guest account.
      Best wishes,
      PaulH.
      MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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      • #4
        Re: W2K3, no domain, file sharing

        I do not see any harm in enabling the "Guest" account as it does not have any permission.

        Please tell me if any one see the reason to not to use the "Guest" account....

        Regards,
        Kapil Sharma
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Life is too short, Enjoy It.

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        • #5
          Re: W2K3, no domain, file sharing

          Often, you'll find the Guest account has no password, so that's insecure. Disabling this account is recommended, isn't it? When you run the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyser it warns you if Guest is enabled.
          Best wishes,
          PaulH.
          MCP:Server 2003; MCITP:Server 2008; MCTS: SBS2008

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          • #6
            Re: W2K3, no domain, file sharing

            May I warn you that when you enable the guest account that it is possible to connect to the servers IPC$ share?

            Please be careful with such accounts especially by using manual password guessing.
            Have a read on this:
            http://books.google.com/books?id=UVc...VnRI#PPA119,M1
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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            • #7
              Re: W2K3, no domain, file sharing

              Thanks for the information........

              Regards,
              Kapil Sharma
              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
              Life is too short, Enjoy It.

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              • #8
                Re: W2K3, no domain, file sharing

                You're welcome Kapil.
                There are quite a few usefull books obout hacking like hacking exposed.
                Although you don't really learn to hack it describes quite well how hackers takes advantages of bugs and more important how they can manipulate humans
                Marcel
                Technical Consultant
                Netherlands
                http://www.phetios.com
                http://blog.nessus.nl

                MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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