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Accessing XP over LAN

By medic755 ·
I have 2 computers, 1 running XP pro and 1 running Win 98 SE. May question involves the Local Security settings on the XP machine. I can only access the XP computer over the network from the Win 98 computer when I list "Everyone" in the "Acess this computer from the network properties". I want to be able to restrict access. If I remove "Everyone", I keep getting asked for a password. I log onto Win 98 with a user and password that corresponds to a user account on the XP computer. If I type in the same password at the prompt (when trying to access the XP computer) it says it is invalid. It doesn't matter if the user is inclused in a group or listed individually. I'm getting all or nothing access.

I have had no problem doing this with Win 2000.

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by ann_m In reply to Accessing XP over LAN

when networking xp with 98 I expierenced the same problem I found the following answer at tech tv try this and see if this works
"Buried deep within a Google search, I found my answer. It seems XP and 98SE don't always play nice together -- and it's XP's fault. It can also happen in 2000, but it's not really noticeable. When browsing network resources, XP will always try to find shared printers and scheduled tasks on the 98SE box -- or any computer you try to connect to, for that matter. To improve network browsing performance, you can hack the registry a bit.


Note: Registry hacking can seriously mess up your computer. Do not attempt this if you are you not familiar with tweaking Windows. Even if you've done it before, be sure to read our articles about backing up your registry to be safe.


The steps


In XP, select Run from your start menu.
Type "regedit" in the box and click OK.
Once you're in Regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion \Explorer\RemoteComputer\NameSpace
Now, simply delete the two keys (a bunch of long numbers and letters) under this, which are the "Printers" and "Scheduled Tasks" keys."

this is the answer i remember from the tech tv web site itworked for me

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by ann_m In reply to Accessing XP over LAN

okay you have to log into win xp as administrator and set the permissions for each user if you do that it should clear up some of those problems

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by medic755 In reply to Accessing XP over LAN

I realised the problem. I was using simple file sharing. Once I disabled that, and set the apropriate permissions, the problem was solved.

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by medic755 In reply to Accessing XP over LAN

Additional info:

When trying to connect from another XP machine, I get a Not Authorized message, doesn't even bother asking for a password. This goes both ways, not specific to one computer. Only way to access is to include Everyone in the properties list.

Same user account is created on both computers. Neither is a member of a domain.

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