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Accessing Shares on Windows 2003 Domain from Workgroup

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HI There,

We have a client that has a windows 2003 domain structure with approx 150 client machiness (xp and 2000 pro) They have about 20 machines that are configured in a workgroup as they are running Point of Sale software. They do not want to join these to the domain.

We have some software that requires client machines to connect to a nework share to get files. when i try to browse to the network share on one of the servers i get presented with a network logon box asking me to authenticate. We cant authenticate as these machines are just point of sale machines and the users dont have access to enter credentials.

What do i need to do to be able to access the shares on the windows 2003 machine without having to provide credentials. Is there an open method sharing that can be enabled.

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Question by:CodeBlueEngineers
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by:mattmunchkin
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Yes, give everyone (group) permission to network share.
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gopal_krishna earned 125 total points
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give the NTauthority permission which will not prompt for this crediantial on the windows 2003 server or the shared folder permission as NTAuthority Permission.

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Gopal Krishna K
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by:expexchuser
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I wouldn't give the everyone group jack squat!  Otherwise kiss security good bye.  Do these files constantly change?  What is their logic for not wanting them on the domain?
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by:jimbecher
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Find out how they are logging in to the workstations (username and password) then add those credentials to the domain controller. You control their access to the server as usual but it should not ask for credentials when they try and map a drive letter.
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by:MarkWYnne
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Set up FTP on an intranet with anonymous access. Will be just like opening another window in windows if FTP address is entered into an explorer (not IEXPLORE) window.
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This i dont think you need to abandoned. its the correct answer to the question. if the author does not respond its not the experts issues. Admin please judge and give the points to the correct answer.

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Gopal Krishna K
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by:MarkWYnne
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On the work stations create a log in script to run at work station login that maps the drive and authenticates.
Simple enough, when logged onto, the workstations will have access to the drive without users having to authenticate every time and as its a mapped dir the application will also have access to the path
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