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New user account doesn't take effect

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Hello there!
I have a Windows 2000 server sp4 and somehow new user accounts that I create doesn't take effect right away.
We don't have domain controller.
ON Windows 98 workstation, if I log in as an old user name then I have no problem in finding the server and its shared folder. But once I login as newly created user account and try to find the server it can not find the server.
The old and new user accounts on the server are both the same member of Power Users.
I wish I could reboot the server to see the difference but I have to wait until weekend.
Is there any windows service that is supposed to be enabled/disabled to fix problem?
Thank you for your time
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Hi there,

There's a few things to try here.  First off, are you running WINS?  If not, you should enable it on the server.  Make sure to set the IP settings on the server's local area connection to point to itself as the WINS server.  

If you use DHCP to assign IP addresses, add options 44 and 46 to your scope.  44 is the IP of the server and 46 is 0x8 (for type H node).

Once that is done, reboot the 98 machine and try to log in as the new user and see what happens.

Another thing to try is renaming the 98 computer.  Go to Control Panel -> Network and then to the Identification tab and pick a new name.  Then reboot and try again.

You might want to also consider making your server a domain controller.  This all works a LOT better in a domain model.  You could save yourself a lot of headaches down the road.

Jeff
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