WINNT to Win2k
Posted on 2001-07-23
I'm having difficulties with a networked laptop that I converted from NT (SP5) to Win2k. The machine was operating at an office and home environment and at both locations the hardware profile had the computer looking for network resources which seriously slowed down performance. As I'm more used to working with 2000, I thought that would solve the issues of multiple working environment resources.
I installed 2000 with the NT on the same partition so I wouldn't have to reformat and loose the network settings for the office. When I installed the second OS, I chose to skip the networking setup because I was at home at the time.
I now have difficulties at the office network and with the local machine - which may well be unrelated. first, simply the floppy drive is not recognized and w2k asks for the network administrator to solve the problem. I believe this will probabily be a privilage problem with the account user for which an administrator will need to allow permissions.
Second: at the office, the laptop connects to the ethernet and can access the WWW, but not the office network drives/printers.
Finally, because the laptop can access the internet, and I'm troubleshooting the system from several cities away, I would like to do some of the changes to the system remotely. I know the account passwords and I've used intercommunication programs like telenet before. How much of this windows tweaking can I do remotely - with a second user at the other end helping me do things like restart the machine?
This is a complex question and has lots of pieces. obvioulsy i trust the community and value their help. Thanks in advance.