Temp password for drive mapping on a domain

I have guests working at the office who need access to a shared folder on the network. Their laptops are not joined to the domain so every time I connect them I have to use the admin userid/pswd to map the drive.

Is there an easy way to set up a password that they can use to perform the drive mapping which I can then discard after their project is done? I sure don't want to hand out the admin pswd to anyone, especiall a guest.

Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

stullhe104
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
Absolutely no need to be typing in admin passwords here.

In Active Directory Users & Computers, create a non-administrative user account for each guest.  Then place the guest accounts in a group and configure permissions on the shared folder to allow them access.  (They can set up their own password by logging onto a corporate asset once.)  You can further specify an expiration date for the account when you create it, so that you don't forget later and have lingering accounts that are no longer in use after the project is over.

Hope this helps.

Laura E. Hunter - Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Networking
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stullhe104Author Commented:
Thanks Laura. That worked very nicely.
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