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RE: Funny Windows 2k3 Security "Feature"
From: "Robert J. Stull" <Stull_Robert_J () cat com>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 15:58:16 -0500





If you need something cheap and quick than I personally would just forget
about running windows all together. Grab a Linux distro you like and run
samba or ftp.

If that doesn't work for you use a liveCD or a floppy distro like this
instead:
http://www.serverelements.com/naslite.php

If you go with windows then the server will require that everyone that
accesses it, needs to have a local account.

Just keep in mind the security risks of running an open server like this.




R. James Stull
Network Administrator
Caterpillar, Lafayette Engine Center
Phone - 765.448.2356
Email - stullrj () cat com





                                                                           
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If all you want to do is share files, why pay for the WS03 license?
There are a plethora of setups to accommodate your needs.

Here's one:  Contribs SME Server, http://contribs.org/modules/news/

Nice and simple solution.

-JMB

             |  -----Original Message-----
             |  From: kevinlh () hotmail com [mailto:kevinlh () hotmail com]
             |  Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:18 PM
             |  To: security-basics () securityfocus com
             |  Subject: Funny Windows 2k3 Security "Feature"
             |
             |  I have a mobile unit of servers that are basically
             |  file storage for wifi laptops. The people that use
             |  the systems want to push a button and have
             |  everything work. Don't want a domain, don't want
             |  passwords, just want a central file system that
             |  everyone can rwxd. So I fired up MMC and added
             |  Security Analysis and Configuration... and turned on
             |  anonymous access to shares, enabled blank passwords
             |  for non-console users, enabled guest, etc. I set
             |  guest password blank, and theoretically i should
             |  brose to \\unsecuredserver\sharename and not be
             |  prompted for a password right? WRONG! No matter what
             |  combination of Local Sec Policies I set, I am always
             |  promted for a password. I was sure there was a way
             |  around it, but none that I have found. I ALWAYS have
             |  to type guest, and apparently this is too difficult
             |  for some people. <shrug> Any ideas?
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