Hello Experts, I am in a bit of a pickle. I am stuck putting a file server into a network utilizing Novell. Effectively, the file server is sitting in a workgroup by itself. Eventually, this network will become a domain and all my problems will be solved, but I need to find an interim solution.
I have an app that requires access to the shares on my fileserver, however, I do not want the user to have any rights to this share. Typically (in a domain), I would setup a domain service account and script my app to run as this "service account". However, I can't do this due to Novell.
I can think of a few ways to potentially get by.
1. run a net use to provide credentials to the share. I want to avoid this because if the user knows the share name or runs a net use, they can get access to the share.
2. Create matching user/passwords across all of the PCs that need access. This should trick NTLM into allowing access to the shares. Then script the app to runas this common user.
3. Create a local service account and cache the share credentials. Then script the app to runas the local service account.
Of course, if there is a way to automate the process, that would be a huge plus. Keep in mind that I am a Novell idiot, and I am looking for a general direction I should go before jumping into the rabbit hole. Any help is greatly appreciated!