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share files win98 and win2000

Posted on 2002-06-24
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   in a LAN i want to share files. The LAN has one win2000 PC and the rest win98/win95/winme. From the win2000 i can access all the shared files from the other PCs. But from the win98 i can not access files inside the win2000. I certainly did make shared the corresponding files at the win2000 PC with full access, but when i access this shared files through LAN the win2000 want a password. From where inside the win2000 i set this password for sharing files with win98.
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The password is for the username you used on the Win98 box to logon to it.

So you may need to create an account on the W2K box that matches the username/password combo you use on the Win98 box.  Unlike WinNT/2000/XP, the Win9x Client for MS Networks cannot use a DIFFERENT username/password than the logged on user.  So you must fix the problem on the sharing box.
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by:jmiller47
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You may be able to get around this by enabling the guest account on the Windows 2000 PC. This is a security risk, but that depends on your scenario.
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by:heheman3000
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Use the computer management or Active Directory, depending on your Win2k, to create a user for each of your win9x computers, and make sure all your computers are in the same workgroup/domain. For each win9x computer, go to the network options in the control panel and set "client for microsoft networks" as the primary logon. In the properties, check Log on to windows NT domain, and put the name of your domain or workgroup in that box. Make sure you have the user with the exact name set up in the windows 2000 users control, and reboot the "client computers". When the logon pops up, enter the username, password, and workgroup/domain, and you should be able to access shares on the win2k machine.

I think the above was for win2k server only, not sure.
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thanks to the others
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