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This might not be an Windows 2003 Server Specific issue, but thats what my Server is running.  I basically have a small render farm running.  I'm using Windows 2003 on all of them.  I'm now trying to setup the network.  When you try and access a shared folder on \\Farmer00\ it wants me to login with my username/pass.  Well, I dont want to have to login, HOW DO I GET AROUND THAT!?!  It is just a big pain in the ass.  The user that I login as, has a blank password... I have already configured Win 2003 to allow blank passwords.  And on the serverside, I have already enabled the auto-login feature.
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This seems that your are not using a domain environment, your 2003 servers are in a workgroup.  If that's the case, the user account that you are using to access the server needs to be duplicated on all the servers you want to access.  That gives you passthrough authentication.  I have not tested it in 2003, but in 2000 you can do this.

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Does this mean that I have to login as that user, or can I just create it?
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No, you do not have to logon to the server you are trying to access, you would just create the identical user, same password, "blank".  Also, make sure that user has the same group membership as you do from the PC or server that you are currently logged on to.  For, example, if you are in the admin group, make sure the account you create is also in the admin group on the other servers.  This is one of the hassles of not having a domain, which give access using one account.
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