Issue with Filesharing

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I need to share a folder through network from a windows server 2012. Server is in domain and client machines are also in domain. My requirement is that when someone is trying to access \\machinename\sharename they should get a username and password prompt to enter into the folder. Earlier in Server 2008 we had an option to enable password prompt under Change advanced sharing settings. But in 2012 I couldn't find that option. Appreciate if you could suggest a solution .

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Anoop
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
A credentials prompt is something the client needs to manage. The server can, however, issue different responses with different server OS, so maybe that is your issue - but I don't think so.
Are the users authenticated against the server already? That is, are they using the domain credentials on the client machines?
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dxrsAuthor Commented:
Yes AD credentials are used by users while loggin into client machines. When am trying to access from a machine which is not in domain it is asking for prompt. Obviously it should ask. That is what i need here too. Do u have any other alternate solutions
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
if the current credentials are working, there is no prompt. Why should it? Do you want them to be able to provide different credentials?
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dxrsAuthor Commented:
Yes . I need folder not be accesible through users credential, only admin should open with their administrator credentials. For that it must ask a prompt which is not happening.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You must be wrong about "Earlier in Server 2008 we had an option to enable password prompt under Change advanced sharing settings". Server OS always uses user authentication, never password authentication as available with (Home) client OS. A password prompt will appear if the user is unknown, or the password is different, or in short if authentication fails.
You might have done something in the group policies to enable that desired client behaviour, so try to check for GPOs on the domain controller.
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
SMB and NTFS permissions are the alternate for password protection in Domain environment.
place your requirement here and you will find the solution with in a day.
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dxrsAuthor Commented:
My requirement is to share a folder from a windows server and when the endusers are trying to access the folder. It must prompt for authentication and admin should give their credentials to open the folder. The issue here is credentials are not asked while accessing share from client machine
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Muhammad BurhanManager I.T.Commented:
you already mentioned that matter in question, please write a little bit more about your actual requirement for example you have to share a folder which can b accessible for John but not for Mark or vice versa, etc.
what i am trying to saying is please share your actual need on which we work together in a different theme.
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NVITCommented:
> . The issue here is credentials are not asked while accessing share from client machine

Check the vault settings (Credential Manager) on client for saved credentials. Delete if exists
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dxrsAuthor Commented:
It was not working when i checked from both server and client as administrator. It worked when i used local user
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
So you were fooling us and yourself, and this question is useless. You never tested with user credentials, which is a matter of course if admins shall have access (and a different behaviour).
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dxrsAuthor Commented:
Issue was with login with administrator on both server and client
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