How to share a local folder on a stand-alone server with domain users

I need to share a folder on my Windows Server 2012 (stand-alone non-member) with a few select domain member users. Their client machines are WinXP and Win7.

Is this possible without installing any third party software?



I forgot to mention that I would like the domain users to be able to access this folder without the need to submit credentials



I forgot to mention that I would like the domain users to be able to access this folder without the need to submit credentials



Yes, this is certainly possible natively without any third party applications. You either need to set the access up on the folder for anonymous or you need to provide appropriate local credentials (that exist on the stand alone server) to the end users. don't forget that you need to assign the appropriate permissions on the share as well as at the NTFS level.

Hope this is helpful,

Jonathan



Ah - then you will definitely need to allow everyone/anonymous access.

Jonathan



Thanks for the quick reply Jonathan.

I have a AD group with the select users that should have access. I just want those users to be able to access this share without being prompted for credentials.



There is no secure automated way to do what you want. The whole point of a domain (or domain trusts) is to pass authentication requests. By choosing a fully stand-alone server, you've chosen to shut that door. And by saying you don't want 3rd party software, you've closed off any federated options such as ADFS, SAML, OATH, etc.

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