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Can i share directory without username and password when password sharing protection is enabled. Now i always need username and password for connect to shared folder but i want that everyon can read and write to this folder without username and passwd. OS is win 2008.

I try everything you [jftuga and laurent-rpnet] said but no solution works. Still need username and passwd. Maybe any other idea?

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You should be able to do this by setting share permission to: Everyone / Full Access and then adding NTFS permissions to: Everyone / Full Control.

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I think you need to share it with permissions for Anonymous or Network users in order to let non authenticated users access it. Everyone is all authenticated users so the user need a login/password to be part of Everyone but I don't have a win server to test.

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jftuga's and laurent-rpnet's answers should have worked. What client OS's are trying to connect to the share? You may need to change settings to allow &nix or mac clients to connect.

There may also be a problem with the network path being used - does it connect OK with a admin account with rights to the server?

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win 2008 to win 2008. Yes with username and passwd works fine. – senzacionale Aug 16 '10 at 15:12
and i am connecting via VPN – senzacionale Aug 16 '10 at 15:33
Do you know if users on the LAN experience the same issue, or are you only able to test over VPN? – Kara Marfia Aug 16 '10 at 17:43

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