connecting a windows2000 domain enabled laptop to a win98 workgroup printer
Posted on 2004-03-26
I’m trying to connect a printer on a Windows 98 machine to a Windows 2000 machine. The Win2k machine is joined to a domain, while the 98 machine is joined to the default “WORKGROUP”. I need to be able to access the 98 machines printer without joining it to the laptop’s domain. I have network connectivity between both machines (ping tests pass). I cannot access the 98 machine using its hostname or ip (\\hostname.. \\ip). Access level is shared on the 98 machine with file and printer sharing enabled. I can however access the 98 machine and it’s printer while logged into the local machine account on the 2000 machine. There are no user accounts set up on the 98 machine, and since access level is shared, not user, I didn’t think this should matter. I can’t seem to access it while logged into the domain as the user. “No logon servers available to service request” message appears. Is there anyway to make this 98 machine visible to the 2k machine without joining the 98 machine to the domain of the 2k machine?