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Letting Win98 find share on Win2K PC

Posted on 2000-05-17
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I have a 4-PC peer-to-peer network.  Three of the PCs are Win98, but one is Win2000.
All four are in a workgroup called "Us" and each of the four PCs can "see" the others in the workgroup (through Network Neighborhood and My Network Places.
When I set up a shared folder in Win2000, I give Permissions to the Everyone group (full control).
And I have unchecked to box (can't remember where it is) that says to require passwords of users for sharing.
Yet when I try to map a drive on a Win98 PC to a share on the Win2000 PC, it asks me for a password, and I can't figure out what to put there.
Any clue?
Thanks for any help
Lee
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In order to connect to shared resources on a Windows 2000/NT system, the Windows 98 clients must login with a user account or name that exists on the Windows NT/2000 system.  For example, if you have an "Administrator" account and an account called "Bob" on the Windows 2000 system but all your Win98/Win95 clients either don't log in or log in as someone else (say "Pete") you'll get a message requesting the IPC$ password.  The solution to this is to log in to the Win9x systems with either the "Bob" or Administrator account or create an account on the Windows 2000 computer for "Pete".

If you don't think 9x logs in, it actually does.  Go to the start menu and select Log Off... then log on again using an existing account on the Win2K system (in the example above, you'd log in as "Bob")
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Lee (I assume your first name is Lee),

Thanks for the prompt, literate, helpful, successful response.  

It was an easy answer, apparently, but I don't for a minute begrudge you the 200 pts.

Lee G.
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from one Lee to another, no problem
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