Win9x -> XP IPC$ Error
Posted on 2005-03-08
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?