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Windows 7: [help] no user/pass prompt please

28 Jun 2010   #1
biatche

 
 
[help] no user/pass prompt please

Here's what I'm trying to do

in short: win7client is trying to access win7server without any user/pass prompt.

in details:
On my win7client, I have AutoUnattend.xml that has firstlogon.cmd stored in \\win7server\share\firstlogon.cmd. Previously, win7server was winxpserver. There were no login prompts. After migrating to win7server, things became rather difficult.

I have done the following:
1. "[o] Turn off password protected sharing"
2. net user Guest /active:yes (on both win7client and win7server for testing sakes)
3. tried various combination under "control panel\network and sharing center\advanced sharing settings" on both win7client and win7server

I can log in as guest on win7server, by entering "Guest". Closest I get to what I need accomplished is entering ' net use \\win7server /user:Guest "" '. parameter /persistent:yes does not work in this case. I will need to script this to startup to do what I need. It is ugly and I have not tested and I don't like it. There has to be a better way.

I've considered using a powershell script to join win7server homegroup but I can't find any such scripts.

Any suggestions?


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28 Jun 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Are you using Windows 7 as a server or are you really using Windows Server 2008 R2 = Windows 7 Server?
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28 Jun 2010   #3
biatche

 
 

windows 7 as a server.
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28 Jun 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

How is the Windows 7 machine going to be used? Are you just using it as a server or are you using it as a pseudo server? In other words it will be someone’s workstation but will be a server at the same time. If it is going to just be a server and that is all it will be used for it is much easier to configure everything. If you are going to use it as a workstation/server then you will need a balance between security and access.
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29 Jun 2010   #5
biatche

 
 

Actually, win7server is just a computername so which i thought people would understand here. i just want to have an open share, \\win7server\share... that requires no password from a win7client or actually better yet any windows client.. to access the machine. i do not need security at all. its my own network.

shrug, googling i found that others had the same issue too. and kinda no answers.
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29 Jun 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Turn off the Firewall Completely. Turn on File and Printer Sharing. Then there is a registry hack to make Windows take a network share without a password, however that was in Windows XP, I don't know if it exists in Windows 7. I will look at my notes.
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29 Jun 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I think this will do it for Windows 7:

Turn off Password Protected Sharing:

1. Click Start, enter "Network and Sharing Center" in the Start Search box .
2. Click "Change advanced sharing settings" in the left pane.
3. Make sure that "Password protected sharing" is turned off.
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30 Jun 2010   #8
biatche

 
 

Of course I've done that. Read post #1.

Urgh this issue gets on my nerves
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30 Jun 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

And entering

' net use /p:yes ' <enter>
' net use \\win7server\sharename /u:<Username> "" ' <enter>

does not work?
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