I would like to know how to setup a file share that non-domain computers can access but still be authenticated by the credentials they provide to see what folders and files they have access too (authorization).


User Bob is on his personal PC and goes to \\SERVER to display the available shares in file explorer. Before shares being displayed a windows log-in prompt appears asking for credentials.

  • this is the default configuration as long as everyone doesn't have permission Nov 19, 2016 at 23:01

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Make your NTFS and Share level permission at least authenticated users and remove the everyone permission groups

  1. active local guest user from computer management
  2. in gpedit.msc, Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment Doube click "Access this computer from the network" and check that EVERYONE & GUEST is added to the list.
  3. in CMD, gpupdate/force

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