Windows 98 cannot connect to shared drives on 2003 domain
Posted on 2010-11-22
I have a Windows 98 (not SE) computer in a 2003 domain. The workgroup name on the 98 machine is ALLIANCEMFG. The 2003 domain is ALLIANCEMFG.LOCAL with a NETBIOS name of ALLIANCEMFG. The 98 machine is named mramos and is statically assigned its IP address. I've checked that all the TCP/IP settings are correct, including the IP, subnet mask, gateway, WINS and DNS server settings. Also, on the DNS server in the domain, I've created an A record for this 98 machine to point to the 98's IP address. I can open a command prompt on the 98 machine and ping both the IP address of the file server and the hostname of the fileserver, FS1. However, from the 98 machine, if I go to \\fs1, all I get is a message saying my logon credentials are wrong. I was never prompted for logon credentials, so I'm at a loss here.
Being that my IT career began in 2007, far after the heyday of Windows 98, I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.