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I am using Windows Server 2008 Enterprise. I want to share a disk folder and I want users to be able to access directly (e.g. using \\\shared in Windows resource explorer) without using user name and password. Guest account does not work for me since it needs user name (Guest). Any solutions?

BTW: the same solution for Windows XP is also ok.

thanks in advance, George

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You will need at least a user name as there can't be a Windows user account without a name. By tweaking security you get along without a password though.

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Any solutions to access without a username and password? Solutions for Windows XP is ok. – George2 Jul 3 '10 at 9:45
Try to add "Everyone" on the share permissions and NTFS permissions of your folder – Kedare Jul 3 '10 at 14:50
I have added, but still need at least a user name. Any ideas to access the network share directly (using \\\share directly from resource explorer) without a username? – George2 Jul 4 '10 at 11:29

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