open file share in server 2008

I have a server 2008 that exists in a workgroup.

I have clients that exist in a domain.

I want the server 2008 to share a folder where the domain clients have full access to the share.

I have created a share, and given everyone and guests full control (both sharing and NTFS permissions).

When a guest attempts to cionnect to the share a username and password is prompted.

Please advise what the problem may be and the soluition.



Jim
jsulliva1957Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

debuggerauCommented:
Sounds like the single signon advantage of being in a domain is to no advantage here, since the server is not a member of the domain..
0
ConchCrawlCommented:
Either join the server to the domain or create a batch file using the net use command that uses the credentials to connect the shares to the server and place it on the users desktop and have them execute it before accessing the shares. Once they do this then they shouldn't be prompted for the credentials.
net use s: \\server\fileshare /user:username password
That should do the trick, let me know how it goes.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
jsulliva1957Author Commented:
Thanks for the two comments.

Agreed, this is an advantage of membership of a domain, but for stromger reasons this is not possible.

net use together with passing username password, is the workaround that I am currently using, through utilising a batch file.

I will leave this job open for another 24 hours to see whether there is another way and if not, I will accept this as a multiple answer

Jim
0
Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

ConchCrawlCommented:
The only other way I know of is to create a vpn, like logmein hamachi, and let it do the authentication, then whenever the user connects to the drive no prompting will be done.
No matter what, something or someone has to provide the initial credentials to login to the domain, this has been my experience.
In years past there was a way to use pass thru authentication in your situation, but that is no more :-(. (i.e. like the workstation username and password being the same as the domain username and password.)
Hope this helps
0
Darius GhassemCommented:
You can setup the same username and passwords on the Windows 2008 server within the local users and groups as you have setup in your domain.
0
ConchCrawlCommented:
@dari, that would go back to my previous comments about pass thru authentication and I'm not sure that would work on server 2008. Haven't tried it in a while because the security on newer servers I don't think allows this. It would be interesting though to see if it works.
0
jsulliva1957Author Commented:
Yes, dariusq I have done this and yes conchcrawl server 2008 does not see it as the same user.

passing the username and password in the net use command looks like the only solution....it is a pity that these cannot be passed as a hash

0
ConchCrawlCommented:
It's sad to say but in "the olden days" passthru authentication worked but because of all the security concerns, MS had no choice but to tighten this up. Security is always a pain in the you know what, but it is the reality of our world today.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.