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How do I prevent from having to sign on to the server every day

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We have 10 computers on one network. Everyone has to sign on to the server every morning. Is there a way to have the computers always on the network?
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The question is pretty vague. Can you explain a few things? How is your Network setup? Is it a Workgroup or set up on an Active Directory? Also are you using login scripts at all? Also, what versions of OS's are involved?
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Can you explain this in a little more detail?
What are they trying to do?
Is this a Domain or Workgroup environment?
Are the machines running XP Pro or Home?
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Sorry chaps, didn't see your previous posts. I agree, need to know how it is set up.
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We have a server. The software is MS Server 2003. All of the computers share the files on the server. We also all share a printer. When I come in in the morning, sometimes I can access files on the server, sometimes it asks for a password. Sometimes all of the computers have to do this, sometimes not. Sometimes 75% of the computers are on the network working fie, and the other 25% cant access the network.
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Are you utilizing Active Directory on your Server for network logins or are your client computers working as a Workgroup?  If you have Server 2003 you should really look at using Active Directory. then you can utilize using Login scripts that will map a drive when you login the network.  
We really need a bit more detail to help you out though. If your working in a WorkGroup, it's a little more complex, but still doable.
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Windows 2003.  Install active directory by running "dcpromo" in the run menu.
Join all the computers to the domain.
Edit the default GPO to disable screen savers.

In workgroup setup.
Enable guess account.
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When I log directly on the server, under the server menu folder, all of the computers are listed as "users". I am afraid to run "dcpromo" under the cmd, when I tried, alot of warnings poped up. Can this mess up everything?
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I am pretty sure we are not on active directory.
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Yes, DCPROMO can do a lot to change things. Eventually you should move to that as your wasting half the benefits of your Server.

But until then you could do this:

You can setup the shares, then on the clients you can "Map" the drives.  Make the Share permission set to Everyone Full as well as the Folder Security to Everyone Full. But this is not a good practice, as it's wide open to anyone.

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