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I have a windows 2003 machine and 2 other machines, both XP I believe, I want to allow them to access a share on my machine. They all belong to "WORKGROUP".

On the share I have maximum allowed, anonymous logon and everyone full control under security I have anonymous logon and everyone, but they still get prompted to logon.

Any ideas?
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Question by:Tacobell777
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should I create an account for them on my machine with the same name as their account?
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Your XPs are trying to authenticate with currently logged on user account.
You can either create accounts with same names or enable Guest account in server, in which case every user will be authenticated using that account, if they do not have an account on the server.
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Does the guest account have any access to anything by default? In other words, if I enable the guest account will I be opening myself up to security hazards?

Or will the guest account only have access to the share I will allow the guest account on?
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The Guest account belongs to Everyone and Guests groups. So anywhere Everyone is granted access, Guest has too.
See description of Guest in:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/windowsserv/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/lsm_local_users.asp

hope this helps
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