Accessing shares on a Windows 2012 server wirelessly from Win 7 Home
Posted on 2014-11-07
I have a client that was setup last year with a new Win 2012 Server running AD as a VM on VmWare. This client has about 10 employees who all connect to the network wirelessly. They don't want to plug into any network connection.
They all use their personal laptops to access the network which I know can be dangerous. I'm working on verifying they all have Anti-Virus protection to safeguard the domain.
I know you don't log into AD wirelessly, but the admin set them up to access shares using alternate credentials. The laptops are all in different workgroups... MsHome, Workgroup and others. They all have mapped drives that take them to shares on the server.
I setup a new wireless Win 8 Home laptop yesterday. I added a new AD user for this Pc and tried mapping the appropriate drives. It would not work. Finally I was able to type Run \\servername\share and it opened. I created a shortcut on the desktop for that user to get them connected but I need to figure out long term how to map drives for the next laptop replacements as they come up.