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Cannot see the computers on the network

By i_sureshbabu ·
Hello all,
Recently we added windows 2003 std edition and migrate all users. Now my problem is
1. window 98&Me Cannot reset the passwords.
2. cannot see the computers in the network neighborhood.
I enabled wins on windows 2003 server. I do not what else i need to do
Please help me out


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by sgt_shultz In reply to Cannot see the computers ...

i assume you can ping the other computers?
maybe you need to try adding local accounts on the win9x boxes with same username and password as in your domain. i am told by others more knowlegeable that this is a cheat and not proper way to manage win9x machines in domain but will get you to working condition maybe if problem is permissions/rights related. but start with link lights and pinging and let us know more. from what did you migrate the users?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

other thing i have noticed i think maybe if re 'joining' domain when domain name same but domain controller changed might be problematic. way i worked around this was to change to ficticious workgroup, reboot, change workgroup name to domain, reboot. ugh get rid of those win9x boxes, eh? they can't be clients in your domain, pita to manage imho. upgrade them to win2k pro imho

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by d.walker5 In reply to Cannot see the computers ...

Be certain NETBios over TCP/IP is enclabled. Also, install the DS Client Pack on all Win 9x boxes. You'll find it on the Win Server CD \clients\win9x folder. These actions should correct your problem.

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