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Windows 98 cannot connect to shared drives on 2003 domain

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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.
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you can follow the steps in this article to enable NTLM2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555038
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Just want to verify. Is this computer added to the domain? You mentioned workgroup before but it has been a long time since I have worked on 98 I can not remember what the field names are when the computer is a part of the domain.
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Windows 98 SE can join the domain but the non-SE can't.  So the best you can do is join it to a workgroup named with the same NETBIOS name as the domain.  I'd love to tell this person to update the workstation, and honestly, by the time I'm done working on it, the hourly cost (since I work for a consultancy) is going to be higher than if he had bought a new computer.
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You should be able to, I think I have had windows 95 computers added in the past.

Take a look at this link

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_23624562.html
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Thanks.
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