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Sharing a folder with no security on Windows 2003 std workgroup server

Posted on 2010-11-08
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Hi,
Here's the situation - i have a windows 2003 standard computer on a workgroup.  I have other client computers on the same workgroup, and i'm trying to access a folder that's shared on the 2003 computer.  The folder share has both share and NTFS security set to give the 'everyone' group full rights.

YET - when someone tries to connect to the computer via UNC (by hostname or by IP), they get the login window open (prompting for username and password).

I don't want that window to pop up.  Is there any way around that?  I want anyone on the same workgroup (or even NOT on the same workgroup) to be able to access that share.
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KenMcF earned 500 total points
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You will have to enable the guest account on the computer that has the share.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Click Folder Options|View.  
In the 'Advanced Settings' panel, scroll down to 'Use Simple File Sharing', and uncheck the box to disable simple file sharing.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Sorry enable
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by:Mystical_Ice
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dariusg - windows 2003 does not have 'simple file sharing' that's a client operating system option i believe
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