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By BarryVG ·
Recently upgraded my workstation to XP from Win98SE. Now unable to access other workstation hard drives running Win98. My system wants to access them using Guest profile and password. All drives are shared with password protection, however, do not have a Guest profile installed. What is there that needs to be turned on or off to allow accessing other workstation shared drives.

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by tduval In reply to Accessing network drives

From explorer, network neighbourood, right click, connect driver, check "use different user name", and choose right name.

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by BarryVG In reply to Accessing network drives

Great information

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Accessing network drives

below is from mskb 304040 at support.microsoft.com
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To turn Simple File Sharing on or off in Windows XP Professional:
Double-click My Computer on the desktop.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
Click the View tab,and then click to select the Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended) check box to enable Simple File Sharing (click to clear this check box to disable this feature).
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the XP workstations need to have a local account for the win98 boxes. create an account on the xp boxes using the exact same username and password the win98 users uses to logon to the win98 box and you should be all set...
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for further info see mskb article 307040
No User-Level Access Control Is Available for My Network Places or for Sharing Folders in My Computer

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by BarryVG In reply to Accessing network drives

Great information. My user profile has not been setup on the Win98 systems, though I was still able to access them when my workstation was Win98. Guess XP handles things differently

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by SRamesh2K In reply to Accessing network drives

If forceguest is enabled, you can use only the Guest account to login to XP.

Disable forceguest and login to XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=290403

NOTE: Be sure to create similar login name and passwword in 98 computer (exactly as on XP), otherwise XP wont accept the credentials.

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by BarryVG In reply to Accessing network drives

Great information

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