Sharing files between Domain / Workgroup

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by EGuzman, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. EGuzman

    EGuzman Guest

    My situation is this:
    I have a Windows 2000 Server which is part of a Domain.
    I need workstations in the same network but that are not part of the domain
    to be able to access shared folders in that server.
    I don't want to join those workstations to the domain because it slows them
    They slow down because they are connected through a VPN, which has a 192K
    connection speed.
    Short of joining the worksations to the domian how can I access these server
    Everytime I wnat to access the server using it's name or IP, I am asked for
    a username and password. After entering them, it does let me access it. I
    don't want to keep entering them every time I restart my workstations.
    Please Help!
    EGuzman, Jul 20, 2006
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  2. EGuzman

    chriske911 Guest

    After serious thinking EGuzman wrote :
    you can create an account that has the same password as the local
    accounts on those workstations
    you will not get a prompt anymore as long as the passwords are in sync

    you can create a network drive where in you save the password of a
    domain account with the right permissions
    I used to do that back in the days of windows 2000 but I don't know the
    exact procedure anymore
    there is however a pretty straight forward KB document about it AFAIK

    you can add the guest account to that perticular share and absolutely
    anyone can access it from anywhere

    chriske911, Jul 20, 2006
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  3. Greetings,

    An easy way to make this work is to ensure that the exact user name and
    passwords used on the workstations are also used on the server. For instance
    if you have a user logging into a workstation under jsmith and the password
    abc123 then ensure you have an Active Directory account with the same
    credentials, jsmith \ abc123. Then ensure that the account has rights to the

    The next thing to consider is to create a batch script and add it to the
    workstation's startup to ensure the drive letter is mapped correctly. You
    can even use this script to map a drive with a domain credentials without
    having to go through everything I mentioned above:

    net use X: \\Server\Share /User:domain\Username password /savecred

    Hope this helps
    Louis Vitiello Jr., Jul 20, 2006
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    Mike Lowery Guest

    Mike Lowery, Jul 20, 2006
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