Set up work folders (With Local Users) on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 and clients (Without a Domain)

I have to installed Windows Storage server for file share, storage, backup, and also machine backup with a Device with RAID 1.
I wanted to have web based access on the server for the Shares, so I am installing Work Folders.


My Server is not in a Domain. (I don't want to add it to a Domain or make it a domain controller).
The Server will be accessible from the Web using a Public IP/Port with settings in the Firewall.

I want to create local users and groups on the server for the work folders.


But when I go to "New Sync Share Wizard" to do that, it does not add the Groups/Local Users on the Server.
I allows me to select them via Add button, but after I click OK, I see no entries in the Wizard for the Groups/Users.

Am I doing something wrong?

Using following steps:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/canitpro/archive/2013/11/13/step-by-step-creating-a-work-folders-test-lab-deployment-in-windows-server-2012-r2.aspx


I am stuck at :
Create Sync Share
Step 9: Using Server Manager UI
Point (5.) Assign security groups for sync share access by clicking the Add button.......


Any ideas guyz?
ArikkanAsked:
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Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
I do not use that feature but here is what I first thought...

You will need to create the folders for Users to access. As part of that setup you will need to create some sort of permissions for either the program or the Users to authenticate and be granted access. This is why you are being prompted to 'Add' Users - it is required for Windows SMB share permissions. Normally environments will have a Domain Controller and security Groups configured in Active Directory, and that is probably what the Work Folders is requesting.

Now, with that said, you can create local Users and Groups on a Server. Do this. Create a local User for each User needing access and then create Groups if possible. Use these local Users and Groups for the Work Folders. The credentials you set for the Users will most likely be what Work Folders will request. Again, please forgive me as I have never used Work Folders as described in the link, but this is what I see on first look.

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ArikkanAuthor Commented:
Any other thoughts from other people?
Michael MachieIT SupervisorCommented:
Any updates?
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