I have a Windows 2003 SBS server setup and trying to connect a pc running Windows 98 as a client. The 98 machine is needed to run a legacy application. I have Win 2000 Pro machines connecting and configuring / using share with no problem. My setup on the Win 98 machine is as follows.
I am using a Windows 2000 Pro machine running Virtual PC 2004 in which the Windows 98 OS is installed. I have read a few articles from Microsoft on the problem and therefore have allready installed the DSClient for sbs2003 on the 98 machine as well as Disabled "Digitally Encrypt or Sign Secure Channel Date" and "Digitally Sign Communications" on the server as Microsoft documents state.
I have 98 machine configured as follows Dynamic Ip, DNS pointing to server (192.168.0.9), dns host is server name, domain (sbs2003.local), I also have the adress in the lmhosts lookup file, Wins server (192.168.0.9 - address of server), Gateway (192.168.0.1 address of router). I have primary network login set to "Client For Microsoft Networks". In the Client For Microsoft network properties I have the domain set under windows nt domain name (sbs2003.local).
I can ping the server by name and get excelent responce. I can use \\servername and see the shares and clients located on the server.
When I try to login on system start I do have the login that has User, pass, and domain. I get the following when I enter password and select ok " No Domain Server Was Available To Validate Your Password"
Sounds like a DNS issue to me, but I am using the server dns address.
I also have Windows ME that I can use if anyone thinks this would be a better option. I chose 98 from the performance reports I ready for Virtual PC 2004.
Thanks in advance for the help.