Windows Server 2008 r2: File share without password still requires login

Open Group Policy Editor, go to:

– Computer Configuration
  – Windows Settings
    – Security Settings
      – Local Policies
        – Security Options.

Change “Network access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users” to Enabled.
Change “Network access: Sharing and security model for local account” from “Classic-local users authenticate as themselves” to “Guest only-local users authenticate as Guest”.

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