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Password box for IPC$ when connect XP?

By gnickoloff ·
I have this p2p network where there are two machines running 98r2 and one running XPpro.
One of the 98 users has a user account on the XP machine, the other does not.

The XP machine "sees" the other two machines and can access shared directories without any problem.
The 98 user who doesn't have an account on the XP machine can "see" all three machines and access shared folders without any problem and not prompting for usernames or passwords.
The 98 user with an account on the XP machine can "see" all three machines, but can only access the other 98 box. When trying to connect to the XP box, there is a pop-up wanting the user's name and password. When these are supplied (per the XP account) it is rejected. A blank password is also rejected.
The Security Policies on the XP box are set to allow blank passwords and the 98 user who can't get to the XP box is a member of the "users" group, while the 98 user who can get to the XP box is not a member of any groups (except "everyone" I guess) What gives?
I would expect the 98 computers to behave exactly opposite to the way they are. I should also think that, looking at the behavior of the machines, that the problem is somewhere in the "problem child" 98 box...but...I somehow don't think this is so.

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by thinhanh In reply to Password box for IPC$ whe ...

In XP machine, you activate Guest account (acc.), then give it a password.
In W98 (with acc.) machine when being required for password, just supply with the password of the Guest acc.
I think the problem is that WinXP has a so call "forced guest" mechanism. It forces all users connect to the machine like Guests.
Hope that my idea will solve your problem.

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by zohar_snir In reply to Password box for IPC$ whe ...

You have to create a user account on the XP machine with the same name you use to login to the Win98 machine.

This account must have a password so you also have to set a password on both 98 and the XP User you just created (same password).

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by gnickoloff In reply to

Nice try! But the machine that can't connect has an account with the same username/password, etc. as stated above. The machine that can connect has no kind of account whatsoever on the XP box. Just the opposite of what reason (and your reply) would have us believe. XP has always "authenticated" 9x clients without requiring the user/password if the settings are right.

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by L1nUx3r In reply to Password box for IPC$ whe ...

Hi I know this wont exactly help you of the bat but, I ran into the same problem when xp first arrived on the scene,
if you run computer managment
right click my computer left click manage
goto the security section and scan through
there was an option in there that covers this but I will be buggereg if I can remember exactly where, without going through it again my self.

Hope this helps in some way,
It is a useful excersise in any event as as you go through you will see things that you will most likely like the looks of and change,

Remember anything you do change make a note of so you can find it again,
I wish I had...(LOL)

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