My PC has Windows Vista Ulitmate 64 bit operating System.
I use VMware. I have two virtual PCs: one Windows XP and one Windows 98.
On my PC (Vista), I have 3 partitions that I use in all 3 operating systems: 1 for drivers and other downloaded software that I need to install on Vista, XP or 98; 1 for CD/DVD images of software including games; 1 for my data.
Windows 98 can see the Vista PC in network neighborhood but cannot connect to it. If I try to use network neighborhood to access the VISTA PC, I get the message: you must provide a password to make ths connection....resource \\machinename\IPC$
If I try to access the Vista PC using \\machinename\sharename, I get the message: Cannot find the file or item "\\machinename\harename". Make sure the path and file name are correct.
I have the same user name and user password set on Vista and Windows 98.
On Vista, I've made all the networks private, I've turned "on" all settings under "Sharing and Discovery" except "Media Sharing".
On Windows 98, I've installed "dsclient9x" and enabled NTLMv2 by setting registry keys.
When that did not work, I changed VISTA to use LM and NTLM -- use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated in the secpol.msc.