Help Setting Up FileSharing

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  1. Roi Kuro

    Roi Kuro New Member

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    For some reason my other computers cannot access the drives on my box running Server 2003.

    I was hoping to have it so say if my friend brought his computer over, he could plug it into my network and be able to access my Server's Drives upon user name/password prompt.

    Any ideas?
     
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    some more information would be nice. is he going on folders that have been shared or using admin drive shares? Also what error is he getting when he is unable to connect?
     
  3. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    what happens when he types in \\nameofserver\ in the run box?

    the shared drives need to be connected to, using the set permissions. you could set the permissions to "everyone" and under the security tab, allow everyone to read the drive

    need more info on your setup though
     
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    When the user types in \\xxx\y I get "You Do Not Have Permission", I also set it so that "Everyone" had access under the security.

    Just have File Sharing/Managements & Print Sharing/Server setup. Using a Linksys Router/Switch. The Server does show up under "My Networks", but when you double click I get "You do not have permissions", even though I had the tab security tab set to everyone and full rights.

    I just fear that someone will tap into my wireless, see all my files w/o passwords and just copy or delete away. So I figured I would use Server '03 R2 to handle the file sharing and so that I could password protect the drives/encrypt.
     
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    under sharing and security there is also "permissions"

    with a w2k3 box you may also need to edit the local group policy to allow access from network setting to "everyone" however that does open up some security :dunno:s but it shouldnt matter for what youre doing.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    permissions should be the root of your problem

    i'm running win2003r2 on my server also, i had a problem similar to yours, but i could view the shares, just couldn't get into any of the folders
     
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    enable guest account on Win2k3 server
     
  8. Roi Kuro

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    Thanks! It was the whole Guest Account thing being turned off.
     

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