Anonymous usser creation

I've set up a WIn2003 server with Citrix Access Essentials. The server is defined as a member of a workgroup (no domain involved). During installation I created the Administrator and one other local user, and gave these access via Citrix. Also published a few Office applications.

A few hours after I installed the server (behind a firewall with only port 443 open) I discovered that there were several anonymous users defined under My Computer/Manage/Users and Groups. They all had names like Anonxx where xx was a number from 00 to 14. They all were members of a group called something like "Anonymous users access to server resuurces" (don't have the exaxt words). I found this a bit strange and started to think about some kind of malware. A "Citrix guy" said that the users could have been automatically created by IIS that is used by Access Essentials.

Any comments regarding these anonymous users?



Olaf BerliOwnerAsked:
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the anonymous users have been around since at least Metaframe XP.  They can be deleted or disabled if you are not publishing applications anonymously.

Jeff Pitsch

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Oh and I would get a new "Citrix guy".  ;)

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Olaf BerliOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for clarifying.
Good to know that this wasn't malware.......  
New Citrix guy....?   Yes, maybe (or become one myself)
BTW, the delivery of Citrix licenses is very confusing.....  Lots of downloads, and other time-consuming stuff....<sigh>

Yea, licensing is a pain now but in a way it's actually easier to keep track of once you get used to it.

Jeff Pitsch
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