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Can't access a Win2kPro machine after a while ?

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Hello all,

I have a network with one PC with win2kpro installed.

From another station running Win98, I browse the network and I can see the name of the Win2k PC in the browse list. When I double click, I can have access to the shares.

The problem is that after a while, I go to browse the network from my Win98 station, I can see the Win2k PC name, but when I double-click on it to have access to the shares, I get an error message saying that it can't access the computer. If I reboot the win2kpro PC, then everything is fine.

Any ideas what could cause this ?

Thanks.
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What protocols do you have installed? Do you have power management enabled on the Windows 2K machine? If you do, disable it. Make sure that you install Microsoft file and printer sharing on your Windows 98 machine. It will help the browsing process. Also, instead of restarting the computer, try restarting the workstation and server services on the Windows 2K machine and see if you can connect then. Do you have SP2 installed on the Windows 2K machine?
hi,

mikecr is right,first disble power managemenet on win2k machine and also disable wakeup lan.

make sure proper protols are configured.

and create administrator account on windows 98 machine that will solve your most of problems.

controlpanal>>users and create windows users.

To communicate 2 computers you  need to configure one protols and file and print service (optional) on both computer.

try this will solve your problem.

narendra
 
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