How to give access to shared folder but nothing else in W2K domain for non-domain users/computers.
Posted on 2006-04-13
What is the best solution to this problem:
An office with several companies which share a network printer and Internet access. One of the companies - Company A - keeps its data separate from the others by running a Windows 2000 Server domain with one server and several member computers. The computers in the other companies are in separate workgroups and they do not have user names or passwords for the domain or the domain computers. The server runs Windows 2000 Server and the workstations run Windows 2000 Pro or Windows XP Pro and Home. All of the computers are on the same network segment/subnet.
Company A needs to share one folder on their domain server so that the people in the other companies can access it from their computers. However, this is all the access/privilidges they should have. They should not be able to access any other shared folders on the server, and they should not be able to log onto any of the computers in the domain. They should be required to enter a password when they connect to the shared folder.
Will the Guest account or Anonymous access give them more privilidges than they need? Is it possible to create an account which they can use and lock down the account so they can't do anything else with it?
Thanks very much.