Win9x -> XP IPC$ Error

Posted on 2005-03-08
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Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Hi folks,

I have a WEIRD problem going on.

Many of us know about the IPC$/Password issue when connecting from a Windows 9x machine to an NT-based machine. The solution, as I've used MANY times, is to create a user account on the XP machine and then login to Microsoft Windows Network with the same credentials on the Windows 9x machine. I've done it several times on several machines.

But, alas, while this did work between this Thinkpad (XP) and Gateway (9x) machine a few weeks back, it doesn't any more.

I've tried many things, including a new user account on the XP machine, changing PC and Workgroup names, just to make sure cached credentials weren't being used.

I'm stumped... Any thoughts?
Question by:thecomputervalet
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Whoops/// Didnt read well.... check this out

I have also seen this if you have turned off all shares on the 2k/xp machine.

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Most common cause of this is Windows XP SP2 since it turns on the firewall by default. Allowing file and printer services in the firewall still doesn't allow fast connections, try disabling windows firewall if you havn't done so on the XP macine already
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The system is running SP1a. The firewall is off. I can go the OTHER way, for what it's worth. And, yes, B_, I did that site.

It's really strange. Something is different here....

Author Comment

ID: 14007080
I found the problem.

There is a policy setting where you can allow or deny remote connections to a system based upon NT user rights. Somehow, this setting had been cleared. No one was allowed access to the system.

I changed the setting to allow access to Everyone, as it is on my laptop.

It's working again.

No points awarded, methinks.

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