TheTom


We are in the process of rolling out Sophos AV. One requirement is that you must turn off Simple File Sharing on clients (XP Pro). As we have 100 desktops to deal with, we'd like to do this via Policy Editor. I can NOT find any entry that will accomplish this in the editor. Any help out there Thanks!

TheTom





Re: How to turn OFF Simple File Sharing via Policy Editor in Server 2003

MS ISV Buddy Team


Hi,

Here's some info from our support engineer that might help:

The policy that you are looking for is Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts

Path to the policy: Computer Configuration> Windows Settings> Security Settings> Local Policies> Security options

Guest Only ¨C Local users authenticate as guest - simple file sharing is enabled

Classic - Local users authenticate as themselves - simple file sharing is disabled

I hope this is what you were looking for!

-brenda (ISV Buddy Team)







Re: How to turn OFF Simple File Sharing via Policy Editor in Server 2003

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This excerpt comes from Microsoft:

Turning on and turning off Simple File Sharing

Simple File Sharing is always turned on in Windows XP Home Edition-based computers. By default, the Simple File Sharing UI is turned on in Windows XP Professional-based computers that are joined to a workgroup. Windows XP Professional-based computers that are joined to a domain use only the classic file sharing and security interface. When you use the Simple File Sharing UI (that is located in the folder's properties), both share and file permissions are configured.


Wouldn't this mean that you don't need to do anything when in a domain environment