Monday, June 14, 2010

Sharing for anonymous access - Enabling the guest account on Windows 2008

In Windows 2008 the Guest account diasbled by default.
No matter what permissions i gave a share or NTFS permissions on the folder, I could not access it without a login prompt.
Users were crossing from a (deliberately) untrusted domain on a separate network.

I don't use anonymous access usually, but this was just as a file store.
It was resolved by >

Enabling the guest account on Windows 2008

    * Computer Management > Local Users and Groups > Users
    * Right click Guest > Properties
    * Untick "Account is disabled"

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