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    Windows2000/98 networking

    I had a laptop on a windows 98 network but it does not interface with my windows 2000 machine. I can read from the 2000 machine to the 98 machine but not 98 to 2000. Is there anything special in the set up of the windows 2000 machine which needs to be set? (I am new to the 2000 software)

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    Re: Windows2000/98 networking

    Can you see the W2K machine at all, or just not browse the drives?
    Do you get any Access denied type messages? - if so you need to set Permissions for sharing on a user level.

    Otherwise, check out this thread - it may give you some ideas.

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    Re: Windows2000/98 networking

    I am able to see the y2k machine, but cannot access the drive or printers.

    When I click on the machine from Network Neighborhood, it will sometimes ask for a password(which always is incorrect) and other times it tells me that the machine is not available. When I hook the 98 machines up together as a network, they are happy with each other. There must be something with the network setup on the y2k machine that I do not know about since I just got this set up.

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    Re: Windows2000/98 networking

    I'm used to running a domain so may have limited help but:

    In your Network setup, have you enable File and Printer sharing?

    Right_click a drive in My Computer > Properties > Sharing >
    Have you set up any shares with permissions?

    (I'm going to move this thread to the Home Networking Forum as I think it'll be better served there.)

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    Re: Windows2000/98 networking

    When I click on sharing, it says that the drive has been shared for administrative purposes. The permissions cannot be set.

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    Re: Windows2000/98 networking

    Make sure you are logged on as an Administrator, create a New share, and allow Everyone full control under permissions
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    Re: Windows2000/98 networking

    Thanks, tried that but it keeps coming back asking me to Enter Network Password - You must supply a password to make the connection. I'm not sure what password it is talking about I do not remember ever giving it a network password. I can still go from y2k to 98 but not 98 to y2k when this happens

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    Re: Windows2000/98 networking

    Have you enabled the Guest account on the Windows 2000 system?
    Alternatively you could create a user account on the W2K system with the exact same username and password that you use on Windows 98.

    StuartR

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