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WIndows Network / Net Use issue

I have a local Windows 2008 standard server setup wtih a shared folder.  The folders is shared with everyone.  However when some users try to connect to the share it prompts them to enter a username and password.  

We are not running a Windows network so they do not have a logon to the server.   This does not happen to everyone only certain users.  I get the same result if try "net use" or Map Network drive.  

I have tried this on a computer at a remote location on a different subnet and it connects ok but some local users just cannot connect to this.  

Any suggestions on how to remove the prompt for username and password?
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Few things to check

1) All on same WORKGROUP?

2) You've disabled 'Password protected sharing'? - see this post for settings - http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Configuring_Windows_Server_2008_File_Sharing

3) You've enabled the Guest account on the server? - normal way for sharing to work is either you have same users on host server and machines accessing the server - or you need Guest account enabled on the server to allow sharing to work
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Everyone is not on the same workgroup.  I have users accessing it from 3 separate locations and I can access it from linux computers with no problem.  Just the couple of computers in the local office have this issue.

The server is part of a domain but the computers are all part of a Novell network.  

I have not enabled the guest account but everyone else can access it with no problem.
So what's the common denominator here? All pc's that are part of the Novell network can't access? But everyone else can?

Or asked a different way - the users who can't access - any similarities with the ones that can? Can you match up as a test to see?

Share access usually works either by similar username - i.e if i have a local user called Joe and a user on the server called Joe then access works, so need more details on the working users and the non-working users to help further here...

Client OS? Windows XP/7?
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We have three seperate locations and all PCs are connected to the Novell Network.  Most PCs run Windows 7 but a few are still on XP.   I have a separate unreleated Windows Network with Windows 2008 servers in two of the locations.  

On one of these servers I have shared a folder , removed all restrictions from it and given everyone access to it.  

I can access the shared folder from PCs in all three locations from Windows 7,  Windows XP and some Linux servers.   The only issues I have are a couple of computers at the same site as the Windows server which require a username and password to connect.  

Do I need to setup a guest account and use that with the Net Use command?
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