How to Create a Null Session Share on Windows 2003 or 2008

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    Windows Server 2003


    1. Run Sysshr.exe to create the null session share
    2. Go to  Start | Run and launch gpedit.msc

    3. Under Local Computer Policy | Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options, change the following:

      • Network Access: Let Everyone permissions apply to anonymous users - Enabled

      • Network Access: Restrict anonymous access to Named Pipes and Shares – Disabled


    Windows Server 2008


    Edit settings under Local Security Policy -> Local policies -> Security options -> Edit settings under "Network access" to allow for anonymous connections.


    IMPORTANT: Refer to a to the following article to determine if a Null Share is needed:


    LANDESK Management Suite and Server Security