Improper user rights?

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User Permissions
User rights
Windows Security
We are running a mixed environment of Windows XP workgroup users and domain users. The XP users are logging in as "user" with user rights. For some reason, the XP workgroup users can browse, open and modify files on the network domain servers. Why would this be happening if they are not on the domain and are not administrative users?

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You have the NTFS security permissions set incorrectly on your domain files/folders. What server software version are you running?

First place to check is share permissions. To keep it simple, set the share permission to Everyone Full Control. You then restrict access by using NTFS. Basically in a small company (you said you were in mixed domain and workgroup), I would give administrators full control, system full control, and then select which security groups should have other rights to the files/folders.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    This is a good example of how unstructured information goes unprotected and ultimately gets abused. Be careful giving full control to the share for everyone. You may have share names that people don't even need to see (i.e. they may see what it is and try to access it via other means). Make sure your permissions apply only to domain users.
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