shared folders and resources while disconnected from a domain

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by CNCCPA - Martin, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. I have a scenario where notebook computers (Windows XP SP2) are taken outside
    of the office and then connected together using an adhoc wireless network.
    When I attempt to access a locally shared (full permissions and security have
    been granted to "Everyone") folder or printer when the dc is unavailable,
    Windows prompts me to authenticate before I can access the resource (which is
    not the case when I'm connected to the domain in the office - when on the
    domain I can access the resource seamlessly). However, attempts to
    authenticate with the same username return a message that says the domain is
    unavailable to process the request. I have been able to workaround this by
    creating a local user account on the PC that is sharing the printeror
    resource and authenticating using that account . Is there anyway to access
    shared resources when I am disconnected from the domain without having to
    setup local user accounts? Security of the actual resource is not important
    - anyone who can connect to the computer should be granted access.

    CNCCPA - Martin, Feb 18, 2005
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  2. Assign permission for the Local Everyone too. Everyone is not really
    "everyone",...there is a Domain Everyone and a Local Everyone.
    Phillip Windell, Feb 18, 2005
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  3. That doesn't work. The PC of the machine accessing the resource is still
    trying to authenticate the user using the domain controller (which isn't
    available). If I logon to the local machine (instead of the domain) it
    works, but I don't want to do that as there is otherwise no reason to logon
    to the local machine.


    CNCCPA - Martin, Feb 22, 2005
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