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By gloyola ·
I have created a public folder for our administrative staff. I gave the same persmission to 10 workstations, two of the workstations can not open the folder. One station uses windows 98 and the other station was upgraded from 98 to 2000. All of the other stations run windows 2000. I have not been successful at locating any patches and the MS web site gives no clues. I am open to any suggestion.

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by bohicam1 In reply to Creating public folder

Have you tried to simply map the drives? Windows98 behaves funny on a network sometimes. It usually will take longer to recognize certain services on a network. Right click the "my computer" icon on the desktop. Choose map drive, I would suggest using the drive letter P for public. Where it says Path, type in \\Servername\sharename where servername is the name of the computer that has the public folder, and sharename is the actual name you gave that folder. If there is a checkbox that says "reconnect at logon" make sure it is checked.
Good luck!

Mike

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by gperrie In reply to Creating public folder

For the Win98 machine, has your user logged onto Win98 with valid domain account. I think if you don't log onto Win98 or logon with a local account it can't authenticate you to the server when you access the share.

What error message does it give you? Access Denied would point to authentication, Network name could not be found may be communication problems. Can they access any other network resources - printers etc?

Gav

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