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use "net use" with a different username

Posted on 2004-10-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I have a Windows 98 computer that needs to map the c drive of a Windows2000 computer as a local drive k. The username on Win2K computer is always "dvs". The username on Windows 98 can vary. I have found that to use
net use k: \\win2k\c
from Win98, I have to be logged on Windows 98 as "dvs". Is there another way to do this with any username while logged on to Windows 98?

Windows 2k supports net use k: \\win2k\c /user:username password which windows98 does not. Is there a way around in 98?

Question by:ndgun
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Lee W, MVP earned 800 total points
ID: 12448872
Sorry, no.  Windows 98's networking is considerably less advanced than NT/2000/XP.  You cannot log on to the 2000 machine as a different user from the 98 client.  You might be able to work around this if you create the same accounts that log on to the 98 machine on the 2000 machine.  If the accounts exist (with the same password), that should work.
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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 12448879
For example, if the user names that log into the 98 machine are:


then setup the same accounts on the 2000 machine with the same password.  

Author Comment

ID: 12464808
Thanks for your help leew. I setup the same accounts on both the machines and that works for us.

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