I swear I've done this before...
First of all a hidden share and administrative share is the same thing isn't it?
I want to create an administrative share on a server for all of my apps. I've created a share with the name of apps$. Right now I've got security on it so that IT can change it, and Authenticated users Read access.
I want to change it if possible. I'd like to have IT to be able to get to it and change it no problem, and on other computers other users are logged into, prompt for a username and password.
I can't seem to figure out how to get it to prompt for username and password at all no matter what I set it at. What am I doing wrong if anything? Maybe it's not possible and I'm just loosing my mind (which is very possible)
Best Answer +BudMan , 12 September 2013 - 19:07
So do you allow anonymous access to the servers - any shares?
I you auth to a server with guest/anon to access say a public share - your never going to be able to get to a share that you have to auth too.. Since your already authed as guest, and can not have 2 different users connected from the same source to the server.
You would have to remove the anon/guest access now when you try and connect to server you will always get prompted for auth.
Or you will have to auth specifically to that share or server before any anon/guest session has been created.
for example net use \\servers\apps$ /u:domain\user password Go to the full post