sharing a folder from a non-domain workstation

jamesmetcalf74
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HI everyone-
i have a share on a workgroup computer that has

share permissions... everyone full control
ntfs permissions... everyone full control

It still prompts for passwords everytime you try to connect to it.

The os on the workstation is windows 7 pro
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Commented:
How do you login to that workgroup PC?

If you are prompted from a login while connection from another PC, try using machinename\username as the login and then whatever your password is to connect. If you don't have a password set, that may cause a problem.

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Commented:
when I browse to the share from my domain connected computer
run -> ipaddress\share  

it then prompts for username and password
I input    hostname\localusername
                pwd

and then I have access to it

I would like it to give access to its files to anyone without prompting for credentials
Commented:
Try enabling the Network access policy, 'Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users'.

1. Launch secpol.msc

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2. Open Local Policies; Security Options

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3. Locate and enable the policy '[b]Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users[/b]'

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IT Manager
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
You need to make two changes (1) enable Public Sharing; and (2) turn off Password Protection Sharing.

Enable Public Sharing
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/share-files-using-the-public-folders

Turn off Password Protection Sharing
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorialsU/185429-password-protected-sharing-turn-off-windows-7-a.html

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Commented:
Im working!
Thanks gentlemen

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