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Win98 with XP and 2K

By mmulhollen ·
An interesting problem has just come up. I am networking an

MSAccess database and using a WIN98 computer as the server. I can get all

the computers (WIN98 and WIN2k) to network to the server with the exclusion

of an XP box. The XP sees the server on the network but will not open it

(even when I remove password requirements). The WIN98 box is also the main

connection point to the internet for the network. I have had this problem at

home before when a WIN98 box was the connection point to the internet and

it would not allow my WIN2k to inspect it. I was told by tech support that

the conflict was created by it (the WIN98) being the internet access point and a lower

level operating system (and there was no work around).

If that is the case I will have to move the server to another box.

Any thoughts?

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by hrhold1 In reply to Win98 with XP and 2K

Just a couple of thoughts for you.......[1] are you using the same 'client' to log onto all of the network? (ie: client for Microsoft Networks?) Logging on with different client protocols will cause similar conflicts as yours as well as not having the same system protocols installed on each box( such as TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, etc.). [2] Do you have the same version of MSAcess installed on the clients as you do the 'server'? Having an older version on the 'server' could create access to file problems also.
Hope this helps......H
I have tried mixing 98 with 2K and XP and have found the best results by using Win2K as the Network OS best.
Just an afterthought.. XP is a new technology and be sure you have all of the updates and Service Packs installed to be sure you are up to date. :-)

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by mmulhollen In reply to Win98 with XP and 2K

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by R. A. Caluste In reply to Win98 with XP and 2K

try accessing the network sharename via its netbios name. ex: from your xp, c:\>dir \\mywin98\sharedfolder
See if it times out and tell us the specific error if it can't access.

Also, make sure that the username and password on your xp machine exists on the win98 box. you are working on a workgroup setting and the way for them to authenticate your winxp box is when you logged on to the xp using the same login name and same password that you use or is existing in your win98 box.

hope this helps.

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