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NT Server and Peer to Peer

By Wagman ·
I have several laptops setup on an NT server and everything works well, TCP/IP and file and Print Sharing. Now I would like to take two or three of them to a clients site and setup a small peer to peer so they can share files and printers while doing audit work. Now I set it up and everything work just right without changing anything, but when they got back to the clients only one of the three got the login screen and was able to see the network neighborhood. The other 2 got the basic windows login screen instead of the network login screen. Everything is identical except nics and it had worked when I first attempted. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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What OS is on the Laptops 9x or NT

by BuckRogers In reply to NT Server and Peer to Pee ...

What OS is running on the laptops? If it is 9x you can right click Network Neighborhood select properties, then below you should see Primary Netowork Login make sure it is set for Client for Microsoft Network, and not Windows login.

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Checked the Login

by Wagman In reply to What OS is on the Laptops ...

I made sure this was correct. They were all three 95 machine. The funny thing is that I had them setup this am the same way as we did the very first time and it appear to work. I don't understand why there would be a problem with the order. Seems like it should see the mini-network and login no matter who started first.

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Client for Microsoft Networks

by NI70 In reply to Checked the Login

Did you check the Client for Microsoft Networks properties and uncheck logon to nt domain? You may also want to try adding the NetBUI protocol.

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I second that

by edwarvel In reply to Client for Microsoft Netw ...

For a small peer to peer network use the NetBEUI protocol rather than TCP/IP. Windows 95 can be quirky on a TCP/IP type of network unless there is an NT machine that is serving as the base for the network. If anyone on the network is going to be using the internet (especially w/ broadband) make sure you check out for detailed instructions on how to secure a peer to peer network from internet attack (another good reason to use NetBEUI instead of TCP/IP).

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