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Blank (unnamed) user accessing NT 4.0 sh

By RedEyes ·
Server manager (and netwatch.exe) shows me a user without a name accessing shares all over the domain. Are there any system accounts that don't identify themselves? What are the possible explanations?
(I haven't been able to find anything on TechNet nor any other website -- maybe my key words are poorly chosen...)

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by McKayTech In reply to Blank (unnamed) user acce ...

We had a similar experience recently when a network monitoring tool identified large amounts of traffic from a particular IP address assigned by DHCP. In WINS, DHCP and by netstat, the machine just plain had no name.

It turned out to be a DOS network client that was doing a drive image across the network. It seems likely that something similar could also happen with other non-Windows network clients.

paul

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by RedEyes In reply to Blank (unnamed) user acce ...

To all: Thanks for the replies. I realize now I didn't supply enough information. I will repost this again under the same title but with a better description. I'll increase the point value to 300.

Arnie

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by rryan In reply to Blank (unnamed) user acce ...

If you have IP setup on your network a user can access the shares without loggin in first. I do this all the time when first setting up machines. You do, however, get prompted for a user name and password but the machine you are using is not logged in.

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by RedEyes In reply to Blank (unnamed) user acce ...

To all: Thanks for the replies. I realize now I didn't supply enough information. I will repost this again under the same title but with a better description. I'll increase the point value to 300.

Arnie

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by nold In reply to Blank (unnamed) user acce ...

Network users are identified once they are logged on to the domain. However, users can have an option not to log on, but still have access to some resources on the network.

It is therefore necessary for you to force users to log on to a server, so that you can identify them using network tools.

If you're using Win95/98, you can add, on the Network Properties, a client for microsoft network, then put the preferred domain name from which they would log on. Users must be created on the server Once logged on, you can identify each users with their name (netwatcher).

good luck....

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by RedEyes In reply to Blank (unnamed) user acce ...

To all: Thanks for the replies. I realize now I didn't supply enough information. I will repost this again under the same title but with a better description. I'll increase the point value to 300.

Arnie

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