Anonymous shares on SBS 2003. No prompts for Username/Password
Posted on 2004-10-04
Ok here is the Environment:
I have a local domain set up and functioning on SBS 2003.
I have a need to make shares available to Clients/Vendors across our wireless LAN.
The files are located on the SBS Server.
I can handle getting them connected to the wireless connection part.
Client PC's will connect to our network VIA DHCP the DNS server they will be assigned by DHCP with that connection will be the SBS server (don’t know if this matters but trying to give you all the info I can.)
Here is what I need help with:
1: If they are not a member of the local.domain they can not even see the shares.
( I would prefer the Domain show in there Network Neighborhood and the shares visible under the Server.)
2: I want them to be able to access them anonymously, without having to key in any user name or password. (I would prefer not to use Guest Account)
3: I do not want them to be able to log on to any workstations or have access to anything other than the specific shares I want to enable.
4: I do not want to have to run any batch files or make any alterations to the anonymous clients PC's.
Can I enable network share by a range of IP's? And overcome my above problems?
Thanks for your help.
On a different note. I use this site at least once a week sometimes more. 99% of the time I can research for a few minutes and find exactly what I am looking for.
Though that’s great for me because I get instant information, I really wish I could still give some point to the Expert who answered the question originally. Is there a way?