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Posted on 2003-03-05
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I have a Windows 2000 PC with a shared folder with share permissions and NTFS permissions both set to the everyone group and full control access. I am currently logged into this PC as an administrator.

From a Windows 98 PC logged in as a different user I am trying map to the W2K PC, but it prompts for a password?? (I'm not sure what password it wants)  I was under the impression that the everyone group was the lowest form of security on W2K and that a password would not be necessary to access the shared resource.

I don't really need security on the shared folder because the application that uses the folder has it's own password security. Also the shared folder is backed up regularly should anything go wrong.  I have figured that if I set-up a local account on the W2K PC for the login I'm using on the W98 PC then I am able to map ok. The problem with this is that I need various users to use the W98 PC to map to the W2K PC. I don't really want to set-up a separate local account for anyone who might need to use the W98 PC.

Has anyone got any ideas?
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Either use the same login profile for all users on the 98 computer or enable the "guest" account on the Win2K computer.


Guest is the "lowest form of security" in Win2k systems. The everyone group still require a valid Windows 2000 logon account.


Good Luck :)
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Thanks Ghost hacker, I did think about the single login workaround beforehand, but I wasn't sure if there was a better solution. It's good to have a second opinion as I am quite new to windows 2000.
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