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Can not map Win XP Pro to Win 95/98.

By legalsw ·
I have just added an new Win XP Pro system to an existing network. I had no trouble mapping to Novell servers and printers but I can not get the XP system to see Win 95/98 computers, drives or printers. The Win 95/98 systems see the new Win XP Pro (after using an XP setup disk). How can I get the Win XP system to see Win 95/98 resources? Thanks!

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by tjc In reply to Can not map Win XP Pro to ...

What protocals are you using? NETBEUI is not supported with XP, so make sure they all have tcp/ip and also that the 9x computers are setup to file/printer share and also make sure that you have the drives/devices shared on the 9x computers.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Can not map Win XP Pro to ...

Thanks for the response. To answer your questions - I am using TCP/IP with static addresses in all PC's. The network was completely updated at the end of 1999 and has been running with minor additions since then.

The thing that puzzled me when I added a Windows XP Pro to the network was that I could make all workstations see the new Windows XP Pro but I could not make it see any Microsoft resources (PCs, Drives or Printers). The XP could see all Novell resources but no Microsoft resources.

After posting my question I discovered that the XP could ping the numeric IP addresses of Windows 95/98/ME workstations but not the workstation name.

The machine I had to reach was a Procom CD-Rom tower running Windows 95 thatdoes not have a keyboard or floppy drive so there was not much I could do with it.

I solved the problem by putting the tower's IP address and its name in the Windows XP's HOSTS file. After rebooting the XP the tower appeared in Network Neighborhood under both the Microsoft Workstation and the Novell Tree. That allowed me to map to the CD's in the tower.

Problem solved!

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Can not map Win XP Pro to Win 95/98.

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