View Full Version : Another networking problem between Win98 and Win2K
06-10-2001, 01:50 AM
I'm trying to work the network here at home using a cable modem and a Netgear RT314 gateway router. I can access the folders on my mom's comp running windows 98SE just fine, but when I try it the other way around, it asks me for a password and stuff. But the problem is, it seems to be for the C drive, and I was sharing folders in different drives... Could it be that I'm logged on as an admin on Win2K on my comp?
Any help would be cool... I have no idea what's up.
06-10-2001, 02:19 AM
hmmm I get this problem too... hopefully someone will be able to answer...
06-10-2001, 01:05 PM
There are a couple of things that come into play when you share anything from a Win2K system for a non-NT Windows system.
First off, let's start with logon permissions and user access. Any folder/file that is shared from a Win2K system requires the username and the password of a personal trying to access that folder/file. If you are on a domain, this happens behind the scenes but on a network such as yours (Win98 and Win2K without a domain controller), this has to explicitly happen unless your password on the Win98 machine is equivalent to the one on Win2K.
Each user trying to access any resources on Win2K box needs to have interactive logon permissions (the admin account has this, but there are certain complexities here..in a sec about that).
Second, for a Win98 network access to work correctly without problems and without a domain controller, the Guest account on the Win2K box has to be enabled (do not forget to set a password for this account).
Third, it is possible in some instances that the Win98 box will cut short the password that you typed while trasferring to the Win2K box over the wire. So, try to have a short password (nothing as large as 20 characters, this is the complextiy in the admin account logon).
Fourth, the permissions on the folder being shared should be set up right. That is the person that is allowed interactive logon needs to have atleast read permissions on this folder.
Fifth, if you shared something on Win2K box after logging on the Win98 box, you need to logout and log back in (in some instances reboot the Win98 box).
Fifth, you need to have File and Printer Sharing and TCP/IP Protocol enabled on all PCs involved in sharing.
Please do not mind if I was very detailed. It is in no way meant to say that you have not already done a bunch of these steps. I just wanted to be very detailed.
Hope that information helps!!
06-10-2001, 04:38 PM
I had that problem and i just didn't have the time or energy to figure the system out so i just set the drives to share for everyone on the network... no passwords required. Since i'm behind a firewall, its safe.
06-20-2001, 12:28 AM
hapoo it's never safe, mwaaaaah
06-20-2001, 01:56 AM
I had the same problem the other day. I run Windows 2000 and I needed my roommates on Windows 98 to access my files. Here's what I did.
I had my roomates switch their primary network logins (under Network settings in the Control Panel) to Microsoft Network. Then I created an account for each of them. The account names and passwords have to match the names and passwords that they use to login to their computers EXACTLY (I had them type in their own passwords, of course.) Then all I had to do was share the files as normal. They didn't have to log into my shared folders because Windows 2000 accepted the account names they gave when the started their systems.
If it sounds like a pain in the ass, it is. But it's by DESIGN. Windows 2000 is supposed to be more secure. There was a really good Microsoft Knowledge Base article that told me how to do this. It had some more steps, but they were extraneous if you already know how to setup sharing in Windows 98.
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