- Question posed by a SearchWindowsSecurity.com reader.
Jonathan Hassell's answer: Assuming that the server on this "mini-network" in your accounting office isn't connected to a domain, and it has user accounts configured for your accounting employees, simply moving the server from one room to another and connecting it to a different network won't change its access restrictions. Anyone connecting to the machine -- again, assuming there are accounts configured on the machine and it wasn't...
secured solely by the fact it was in its own network -- will be prompted for credentials.
About the author: Jonathan Hassell is an author, consultant and speaker residing in Charlotte, N.C. Jonathan's books include RADIUS and Learning Windows Server 2003 for O'Reilly Media and Hardening Windows for Apress. His work is seen regularly in popular periodicals such as Windows IT Pro magazine, PC Pro and Microsoft's TechNet Magazine, as well as the website SecurityFocus, He speaks around the world on topics including networking, security and Windows administration. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.