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    Win2K Network

    I amhaving difficulty accessing my Win 2K Pro Desktop from my Win 98SE laptop. The desktop PC shows up under Network Neighborhood on the laptop, but when I try to access the computer I get a prompt for a password that I have not set. How do I change/set passwords to access the desktop from the laptop? Win2K Sp2 in the Desktop & Win98SE on the laptop.
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    Re: Win2K Network

    You must enable 'Guest'.
    Open 'Users and Password in the control panel.
    Click the Advance button, select the 'Guest' account, Right click, and clear the 'Account is disabled' check box

    Hope this works for you.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Win2K Network

    Dave A,
    Thanks for the help.
    I can't tell you haw many times I looked at that box and failed to comprehend the meaning of the x over the Guest icon.
    Thanks Again!

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    Re: Win2K Network

    Your welome,
    Thanks for visiting "Woody's Lounge".

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Win2K Network

    I think there is another way of doing this. My understanding is that enabling the Guest account makes the system less secure. But if your account name, network password, and workgroup name were the same on your Win98 laptop as on your Win2000 box, you should be able to access it without enabling the guest account. I have a small LAN with a couple of Win98 machines connected to my main Win2000 desktop. I simply created an account on the Win2000 machine to match the usernames and passwords on each of the other two computers, and everything works perfectly with Guest disabled.

    Fafner

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    Re: Win2K Network

    I have a router which is a firewall, so I use the Guest. I do NOT know if what you just stated will work or not. I will try it out after the weekend.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Win2K Network

    it does, that's how i do it.

    for the times i log on and don't have the computer as part of the domain, i created a second acct just for logging on from the other computers and enter the username and password in the dialog when asked.

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