How do I allow totally free access to server shares?
Posted on 2003-02-20
We had an XP pro 'server' in a wworkgroup that had several shared folders on an NTFS drive. Anyone in the office could log in and access them / delete them / add / etc...
Now we upgraded that machine to 2000 Server because we are over the 10 user limit on Pro. It is still a workgroup. But now I share those folders and when someone tries to connect to the share, it wants a user name and password. How can I avoid having to enter all the user names / passwords in the server - allow anyone to connect? I tried adding anonymous logon in the security tab with full rights, but that still doesn't seem to work. Please skip the warnings about how open this would make the machine. I know and my boss wants it that way.