Windows Server 2003 shared folder

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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Hi, I have a windows 2003 server setup, when I create a shared directory on it, all users can access it no problem. But as soon as I try and apply restricitons to it, no one can access it anymore. When I looked into this a bit further I noticed that all the active sessions on the server were GUEST accounts, it seems users are connecting to the server as GUEST instead of being asked to for any sort of login details. Can anyone tell me what I've done wrong? Thanks.

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What is your network infrastructure design? Do you have an active domain? Do you have more then one server? If this is you only server, have you made it a domain controller? IF you have a domain, are you users domain members? Are your workstations in a workgroup or IF you have a domain, are they domain members?
IF you have difficulty answering these basic questions, I recommend finding someone local with more network experience.

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  • BlackBullet
    Thanks for the reply Do you have an active domain? No Do you have more then one server? No If this is you only server, have you made it a domain controller? No IF you have a domain, are you users domain members? Are your workstations in a workgroup Yes, The same workgroup as the server.
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  • Vlvpk
    Hi, Since ur network connected in workgroup environment. U need to give the same workgroup name in the server as well as in workstations. U need to create same user accounts in Server as well as in workstations. Assign the appropriate permissions to the shared folder in server to the appropriate users. ( access r deny ) Login to the workstations with the user accounts ( created in server and workstations ). so that they can access the shared folder ( depends upon the permissions u given in the server ) As this need more administration work. If u r in large organisation with huge no. of workstations my suggession is to go for domain environment. which will give u the centralised administration. More security. Ease of administration. Hope this will for u Thanks Vlvpk
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  • Genderhayes
    The specifications of a file server would normally consist of a large hard drive, a high CPU rate and decent amount of RAM  Network clients can access these files, therefore saving them from having to physically transfer data from one computer to another
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