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Accessing Y2K Pro from Win98 SE

By rlib ·
I have a small network with a Y2K Pro and Win98 SE computer. Problem is: When I double click on the Y2k computer in Network Neighbourhood on the Win98 computer, I get a box showing the resource ie: '\\Y2K\IPC$' and 'Enter Password'. I have tried the Win98 login password and the User password that I added when I created the User (The Win98 Computer). I have shared the Y2K hard drive. I can access the Win98 computer from the Y@K computer. This may be similar to another question Accessing windows2000 Professional dated 3/31/03. I have done everything suggested there. Do I have to re-install Y2K? Any help appreciated.

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by Ann777 In reply to Accessing Y2K Pro from Wi ...

No you do not have to reinstall w2k.

In your Win98 computer go to Control Panel --> Users and add your Win2000 to it's list.

In your Win2000 computer --> Control Panel --> Users and Passwords and add to it's access control list.

When you start win98, login, start win2000, login and both should be visible in NetWork Neighborhood (or My Network Places)... if your peer-to-peer (p2p) network is working properly.

Then to access the others folders / shares

start --> run --> \\computername\c$

you should be fine thereafter.

All of the above assumes your p2p netowkr is fine and the network adapters are configured/working and the computers are in the same workgroup etc.

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by Ann777 In reply to Accessing Y2K Pro from Wi ...

If the user/password on the win98 computer is not working, then find the username.pwl file and delete it.

Then reboot the win98 computer and login with a new password and confirm (do NOT hit cancel or the password will be the problem -- you do need to login to the workgroup).

Win98 will create a new pwl (password list file) for that username and you should be fine again (but make sure the password in win2000 matches the new password ).

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by rlib In reply to Accessing Y2K Pro from Wi ...

This was a good try but it did not resolve my problem. I found that I had a mIRC trojan on the Win2000 computer. It removed the 'Everyone' permission from "Access this computer from the network" in 'Adminstrative Tools - Local Security Policy - Local Rights. I had to take out the hard drive and use another computer to clean the trojan + edit the registry. Look for a description of the procedure on the internet

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by jwilczyn In reply to Accessing Y2K Pro from Wi ...

Create a user account with the same user name and password on w2k as on win98. Check the workgroup name, TCP/IP address and subnet mask. You will be able to access W2k from W98 box ? if the same user name and password (which you used to logon to 98)is present on W2k box. Check permissions and shares on W2k.

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by rlib In reply to Accessing Y2K Pro from Wi ...

This was a good try but it did not resolve my problem. I found that I had a mIRC trojan on the Win2000 computer. It removed the 'Everyone' permission from "Access this computer from the network" in 'Adminstrative Tools - Local Security Policy - Local Rights. I had to take out the hard drive and use another computer to clean the trojan + edit the registry. Look for a description of the procedure on the internet

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by SD_Giffin In reply to Accessing Y2K Pro from Wi ...

If you use the same username and password on both machines it should work. I have a mixed OS LAN including Win2K Pro & Server and Win98 and this meathod has never given me any trouble before.

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by rlib In reply to Accessing Y2K Pro from Wi ...

This was a good try but it did not resolve my problem. I found that I had a mIRC trojan on the Win2000 computer. It removed the 'Everyone' permission from "Access this computer from the network" in 'Adminstrative Tools - Local Security Policy- Local Rights. I had to take out the hard drive and use another computer to clean the trojan + edit the registry. Look for a description of the procedure on the internet

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