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I have an ethernet card and cable connecting two machines, one 98, the other 2000. I am able to ping each machine.
I want to be able to add a new drive(i.e. E:/) to both machines which has access to each respective machine.
How do i do this?  
Blair
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Are you going to physically add a drive? If not, then you need to partition your drive first. Otherwise you would share a folder.

To do this in 98, right click on the network neighborhood icon and select properties. If you don't have a network neighborhood icon. Go to control panel and double click the network applet. (since you have card installed, I assume you have networking.) Anyway, got to the "file and print sharing" button and check the box for "I want to give others access to my files". Close this out, reboot (if neccessary).

Open explorer, highlight the E: drive and right click it. There should be an item called "sharing", select it. Share this folder. Keep in mind that when sharing, if you use a share name like E$, the $ indicates that this resource is shared, however, it is not browsable, meaning that you can connect to it if you know the share name but when you open Network Neighborhood, you won't see it.

As for win2000, I'm not sure but I think sharing is enabled by default. Again, right click on the resource in explorer and see if sharing is an option. If not, double click "my network places" and go to "advanced", "optional network components". Or, go to control panel, add/remove prog. Either way, this should bring up the windows components wizard which will allow you to add file sharing.

Once you create the share and assign permissions, you will be able to share stuff back and forth.

Hope this helps
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by:NextOne
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You have to create a Domain or a Workgroup, it would be better on a Domain. Then You create a User on Windows 2000 or you enable Guest user on W2K Machine.

Now Your W98 have right to access W2K disk. so you can access disk.

If you choose the guest option you can access as unknow user if you choose the domain/workgroup option, then you have to set the Microsoft Network to enter login password at logon.

Then If your are in Domain then you can administer user and let user to access to your disk at different time, with different rights...
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by:White_Buffalo
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To create a domain you need a PDC. I don't think its neccessary to have a domain for two machines. For peer to peer networking the default workgroup is "workgroup" and permissions can be assigned to the share.

Why over-complicate things?
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by:Corvax666
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White buffalo is right, why make complicated.

On Win2k, share the Drive and make sur to give the user access rights to the drive.  By default i think it is full control for everybody, so u just need to make the user has a account on the machine.

On win98, just share the drive and voila.

To connect:
go to network neighberhood, click on the computer u whant to access the drive on.  You should see the drive you shared as a folder.  Right click, chose map network drive and give letter e:
don't forget to check, reconnect at logon.

hope this helps.

Corvax
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by:NextOne
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Well When I answer a question I give all poossibility

1) The Domlain to do Interesting things but the most complicated
2) The Workgroup more simple but already complicate
3) The Guest

Because by default everybody have full access to files (but everybody who have an account) so you need to create an account

Local Acount for solution 2
Global Account for solution 1
For let the guest user access for solution 3 (that let security problem) but
is is the most simple (The Guest is the Annonymous account that all unkow computer take to access win2k files)


PS: One more when you answer to question please be as general as possible because when someone else will need  an answer he will get it.

Because my answer could be "mffff try guest account" thats right but explain nothing !
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