Holy cow, I wrote a book!
A customer liaison reported that their customer wants to be able
to access their machine without needing a password.
They just want to be able to net use * \\machine\share
and be able to access the files right away.
I guess because passwords are confusing, easy to forget,
and just get in the way.
Anyway, the customer discovered that they could do so on
by going to the folder they want to share,
going to the Sharing tab,
then clicking on the If you understand the security risks but want
to share files without running the wizard link,
net use * \\machine\share
and then on the Enable File Sharing dialog,
clicking Just enable file sharing.
What the customer wanted to know was
if there was a way they could automate this process.
My response to the customer liaison went like this:
Your customer has chosen to ignore not one but two security warnings.
Furthermore, since they are looking for an automated way of doing this,
it sounds like they intend on deploying this "feature" to all
the computers in their organization.
Maybe they just enjoy being part of a botnet?
Your customer is basically saying "I wish my computer to have
no network security."
They should at least restrict access to authenticated users.
But if they
if they insist on having their corporate network turned into a spam
they can enable the Guest account and say that it can "Access this
computer from the network."
Congratulations, your computers will soon be filled with malware
That last sentence made it into some people's quotes file.