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Adding Wiin98 Computer to NT4 Domain

By lylea42 ·
I currently have a small NT domain setup and all the workstations use NT. I have a piece of software that can only be run on win98 and need to have this computer join the domain. Can this be done or do I have to set Win98 in a workgroup and set trust relationships to interconnect with the domain.

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by howard_pincham In reply to Adding Wiin98 Computer to ...

You can add a Win98 machine to the domain by adding the "Client for Microsoft Networks" client and entering the name of the field on the properties tab. Be sure that the client is your Primary Network Logon. A trust relationship cannot be applied inthis scenario. Note that any shares that you establish on the Win98 machine will not be secure. Maybe you should keep the application's data on one of the NT machines. hhp

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by lylea42 In reply to Adding Wiin98 Computer to ...
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by avidetto In reply to Adding Wiin98 Computer to ...

Just to add a little to the above answer, 9x can be configured on a domain. If you are wanting to do this, I would make sure you have some form of Firewall in place, as well as a backup form of security for the 9x enviroment (third party). Also, I would suggest doing All saves to a shared NT volume. Save nothing on the Machine that you wouldn't want someone else to have. However, it is quite easy to join the 9x box to the domain..good Luck - Al

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by lylea42 In reply to Adding Wiin98 Computer to ...
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by ckaylam In reply to Adding Wiin98 Computer to ...

Below is some hints about Window NT and Window 98.

1)Add the Computer in the Server Manager.
2)Install the Client for Microsoft Network. configure the client logon as the NT domain
3)Change the Workgroup Name to the domain name in the Indentification tap of Network Neighbour(This may the Window 98 Client able to see the PDC)
4)Attention: Some information about folder sharing. If you want to creat a share folder for Window 98 Client.Please make sure the folder name follow the rules xxxxx.xxx(mostly 8.3 rules)
If you create a share name longer. Window 98 Client dont able to see the share folder.

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by lylea42 In reply to Adding Wiin98 Computer to ...
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by jewright In reply to Adding Wiin98 Computer to ...

Are you all on crack ?

Yes you can very easily "add" your 98 or 95 machines to any NT Domain. Just double click on the "Client for Microsoft Networks" in your network applet. Check tht "Log On To NT Domain" box and then type in the name of your NT domain. Reboot and logon with a valid NT username and passsword.

If this takes you more then 5 minutes, you will have to turn in your badge and pocket protector - you are no longer a computer nerd.

.....Jeremy

And yes there are security concerns when saving files to the 9x machine but if I am right this "piece of Software" that only runs on 98 is a game or graphics package and your not worried about security

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by lylea42 In reply to Adding Wiin98 Computer to ...

Thanks! I had already tried everything everyone else suggested but it seems that the person prior to my coming onto the scene had made several attempts to create a workgroup and ended up making at least four that I could see after cleaning up the mess i was able to successfully connect.

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