Sunday, May 13, 2012


Some collected facts about windows sharing.
  1. There are two modes: when the "Simple file sharing" (SFS) is ON or OFF.
  2. XP Home has only "simple" mode.
  3. On every else (including Windows 6.x Home ?) can be changed that in the Explorer's Tools->Folder Options->View->"Use simple file sharing".
  4. Also, the "Guest" account has to be enabled.
  5. When it's on all connected users are considered as "Guests" (It's not a name but status).
  6. To check the current mode, open the Computer Management->Shared folders->Sessions, or just by the command "net sessions"
  7. There is policy "Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only", when enabled (by default) an account with blank password is not allowed to access the window shared folders.
  8. jCIFS browses the network when the NtlmPasswordAuthentication is ANONYMOUS
  9. It accesses a "simple" share when no credentials specified as GUEST.
  10. So, the shared folders should have rights to the Guest account and/or for Everyone

1 comment:

  1. if an XP in SFS mode, jCIFS throws an "Login failed" exception, but window's session list shows the connection is established...
    It works, if the username "Guest", though