One Win 98 requires pasword for Win 2k network the other Win 98 machine does not?

The win 2k machine can communicate with all four win 98 machines. Two machines do not require passwords to access the win 2k or any of the other win 98. Two can communicate with all  win 98 machines but require a password to talk to win 2k (no passwords had been set up previously since this is a home system).
Attempting to set up users with passwords on the win 2k does not fix the problem. One of the Win 98 (actually a laptop with win 95) is not even shown as a user but can communicate with win 2k. The network settings on all Win 98 machines appear to be the same.

How do I change the two win 98 machines to be able to talk with the win 2k?
bhowarth121998Asked:
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lstongeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
For your question:

<<If these questions are beyond the scope of the 500 points I will repost them separately.>>

Not really beyond but you should always ask different questions in different posts, to keep the answers related to the initial question. Else many answered sub-questions will not serve anyone else because not included in the search engine.

Any MOD can confirm this, just to be sure?

Luc
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lstongeCommented:
Just log all your win98 with the same username/password (in your case, no password) that the one you log on 2000, probably "administrator". Or make sure the users you created are the same you use on the win98 machines and are member of admin group or you will have to modify the local machine access policy. Also avoid using usernames that are the same than the computer names.

BTW, I don't catch this one, you wrote:

"One of the Win 98 (actually a laptop with win 95) is not even shown as a user"

98 or 95? Because 95 pushes passwords in clear text by default, so it can't authenticate on a win2000 computer before modifying registry entry to allow that.

And what means "is not even shown as a user" ?????

This phrase is strange! LOL

Luc

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bhowarth121998Author Commented:
One of the win 98 machines has a network login available during startup and by using administrator and password I can gain access to the win 2k machine. Thank you!

Is there a way of having the win 98 not show the network login during startup BUT still allow access to the network. One of my win 98 does this but I don't know how.

Thanks Brad
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lstongeCommented:
Yes, download tweakui:

http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/powertoys/networking/nttweakui.asp

There an auto logon option.

Luc
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bhowarth121998Author Commented:
Luc

Thanks. That worked.

Two network things that have  been a problem.

1 If a computer is off when another computer is booting I get a message "error when reconnecting. A permanent connection is not available. Do you want to restore this connection next time?". I always answer YES and move on. Is there away to automatic answer YES if you away from the computer during a restart after a power outage?

2 When shutting down during my automatic Image program that requires a restart to DOS there is a message " There are 2 users connected to your computer. ...... Do you want to continue?" Once again I answer yes. Is there away to automatic answer YES since I am not around the computer at 4 a.m. when the program starts.

If these questions are beyond the scope of the 500 points I will repost them separately.

Thanks

Brad
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lstongeCommented:
1) Just go in network properties, "client for microsoft network properties" , then select "quick logon" and ok. Then reboot.

2) Just use a batch file containing "net session /delete /y". Or use any 3rd patry shutdown software like poweroff that has an option to "force" shutdown or reboot. It's a win9x redirector issue and can only be corrected by removing ms file and print services.

Poweroff 3.0:

http://users.pandora.be/jbosman/pwroff30.zip

Luc
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