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By Wagman ·
I have a client with 1 win2k machine and 5 win98/95 machines on a peer to peer network. Whenever someone else tries to connect to the w2k machine it asks for a password. we have checked and there does not seem to be any permissions set that shouldbe causing this and I do not have those users as local users (should not need to)....Any suggestions?

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by Marty2001 In reply to Password to access

For a peer to peer network, the Win2k PC does not have a domain controller to authenticate users logins, so they by default do not have permissions when they access the PC.
You do need to add the usernames and passwords to the W2kPro PC and if their password changes, you need to change it on the W2kPro PC as well.
When a user accesses a W2k PC, it first sees if they have an authentication key on the local PC and then it checks for one from a domain controller. This is different from a W95/98 peer to peer network.
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Marty

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by Marty2001 In reply to Password to access

For a peer to peer network, the Win2k PC does not have a domain controller to authenticate users logins, so they by default do not have permissions when they access the PC.
You do need to add the usernames and passwords to the W2kPro PC and if their password changes, you need to change it on the W2kPro PC as well.
When a user accesses a W2k PC, it first sees if they have an authentication key on the local PC and then it checks for one from a domain controller. This is different from a W95/98 peer to peer network.
regards
Marty

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by cportman In reply to Password to access

In Win2K the guest account is disabled by default. Enable it and see if you get better results.

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