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Hi

I have a small problem to configure a pc with windows 98 and one with windows 2000 on a 5 port switch.

The problem is that i can view the PC with windows 2000 from the PC with windows 98 but cannot access it as i need a password on windows 98. Also when trying to search for the PC with windows 98 from the pc with windows 2000 it does not find anything. i am mixed up and tried most of the things but for sure i am missing something can anyone help please thank you.
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by:mcpaytas
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Make sure that both machines have IP addresses in the same subnet. Make sure each machine can ping each other. On the W2k machine you are going to have to create a share. then you can connect to it from the win98 machine.

Try
 \\<win98 machine name>\C$       from the W2K machine.

Once you have a share on the W2K machine then try

\\<W2K machine name>\<share name>      from the win98 machine
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by:NIV9
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Hi,

You can also create a user in win2k for your win98 pc. If on the win98 machine, it prompt you for username and password. Just key-in the username and password created on win2k such as michael and password :michael.

Once authenticated, you'll be able to see the shared folder in your win2k pc.

On your win98 machine, please check if you've enable\installed "file and printer sharing".

thanks
NIV9

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Joseph Nyaema earned 750 total points
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You need to do the following

On the Windows 98

on the desktop right click network neighbourhood.
select properties
click on the identification tab.
type a name for the workgroup
In this example we will use 'home'
click OK

On the Windows 2000

on the desktop right click My computer
Select properties
click on the Network Identification tab
Click on properties
Enter the same name you entered for workgroup.  'home'
Click OK

Right click on my computer again
select management
expand users and groups
click on users
right click in an empty space on the right pane and select new user
enter the name of the windows 98 computer
leave the password blank
click ok.

Reboot the windows 98 PC

You should now be able to access both PCs
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