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Correct improperly assigned user rights in Windows XP

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We are running a mixed environment of Windows XP workgroup users and domain users. The XP users are logging in as "user" with user rights. For some reason, the XP workgroup users can browse, open and modify files on the network domain servers. Why would this be happening if they are not on the domain and are not administrative users?

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This was first published in May 2008

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