I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 in a workgroup, not a domain, and I want to create a local account that is only used for allowing other computers in the same workgroup to access file shares on that server.
When clients connect they will be prompted for a username/password (hopefully) and this account would serve as a way to allow them access.
I do not want this account to have a profile, or be used to actually log into the server itself. I only need it as a way to authenticate users for shared folders.
Can this be done? If not, what is the recommended approach for this?