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How to use shared folders in Win 2000 Server

I have Windows 2000 Server with Active Directory and workstations under Win XP Pro. The users on the workstations were already configured when I installed Acctive Directory. I would like to keep the existing local users ( not logon to Active Directory) and use shared folders on the server creating shared connection with different user name. Would somebody help me with the solution how to establish the connection with the server? I need authentication. Should work as logon to active directory.
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   VG
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why wouldnt you use AD accounts, whats the point in AD if you dont use it? you have no security doing it the way you are asking
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  I need to keep the existing configuration of some of the workstations. They have wired connection with the server. I need the client to logon to his local station with his local user name and use the shared folders on the server as AD user, using second login. I did it through mapping. Is there a better solution? An other way could be to recreate the users in AD.
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  Thanks Ryan!
    I have the user in AD. Please could you send me some more information about how the pass-through authentication should be set up.
     VG
Hi,

If it just so that your users on XP can access shared directories on your server and all users will have the same access permissions, you could create an account in AD like 'shareddirname' assign this to the shared directory with the correct permissions.

Then create a mapped drive on the XP client and when doing this, use the option 'Connect using a different user name' and supply the details you setup in AD for the particular share.
 Hi Tezdread!
  Thank for the answer. This was the way I was using the shared folders before. Do you know another solution?
     VG
I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to achieve?

You say you don't want to change local accounts on XP machines - What is it within these lcoal accounts you want to keep?
Thanks Tezdread!
Every user of a local station has own settings and lots of installed software. What I try to achieve is when the user tries to open  a shared folder - to open a login box where  AD user name and password are needed to gain access to  the folder.
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    VG
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