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By fonaset ·
Hello, I am running a home network which comprises of five computers with different operating systems. These are:

1.Ms Windows Server 2000 (Server)
2.Ms Windows 98 SE (Client)x2 computers
3.Ms Windows ME (Client)x2 computers
4.Internet connection Sharing (ADSL)

They are all up and running but the problem is that when ever I want to access the Ms windows 2000 server from the client computers running Windows 98 and Windows Millennium, it always displays the follownig messages:

You must supply a password to make this connection:
RESOURCE: \\FONASET1/IPC$
PASSWORD: **************

I carefully entered the password all in lower cases but it displays error messages that "the password was not recognises". But I can access the rest of the client computers from the Win2000 serever without any problem.

Now, how can I be able to access the server computer from the client computers successfully?

Thanks and hoping to hear from you.

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by fonaset In reply to Home Networking

Hello, I am running a home network which comprises of five computers with different operating systems. These are:

1.Ms Windows Server 2000 (Server)
2.Ms Windows 98 SE (Client)x2 computers
3.Ms Windows ME (Client)x2 computers
4.Internet connection Sharing (ADSL)

They are all up and running but the problem is that when ever I want to access the Ms windows 2000 server from the client computers running Windows 98 and Windows Millennium, it always displays the follownig messages:

You must supply a password to make this connection:
RESOURCE: \\FONASET1/IPC$
PASSWORD: **************

I carefully entered the password all in lower cases but it displays error messages that "the password was not recognises". But I can access the rest of the client computers from the Win2000 serever without any problem.

Now, how can I be able to access the server computer from the client computers successfully?

Thanks and hoping to hear from you.

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by nsantos In reply to Home Networking

Ok Here's why.

Windows 98 and ME have very poor security so the 2000 machine can easily access the others but 2000 has much better security so it wants a username and password to authenticate the other computers. (the problem is that the 98 and ME clients don't ask for a username just a password) so the 2000 machine rejects it.

Here's what you should do:

Create at least 1 user account on each of the 98 and ME machines.

Then add the same accounts to the 2000 server.

No when you log into the 98 or Me machines they will be able to access the 2000 box.

good luck

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by fonaset In reply to Home Networking

sorry, i should have given a reply to the troubleshooting long ago - my apology. The troubleshooting was one quite successful. Now all other client computers runing win98, winme, and win200 can access the server without any worries. Finally a million thanks to techrepublic members.

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