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Resource Sharing in mixed environment

By gustavo_betancourt ·
I am running a NetWare 5.1 network with Windows 2000 and Windows 9x clients. If I want to share a resource from a Windows 2000 professional client (ie. printer), I can connect to it if I use another Windows 2000 computer. If I try to connect to it with a Windows 98 client, I get the following prompt: "You must supply a password to make this connection:
Resource: \\<computer name>\IPC$" I try to enter as many passwords as I know, but it doesn't work. The weird thing is that I was able to connect to it once from a Windows 9x machine, but for some odd reason I lost that capability now. Please help.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Resource Sharing in mixed ...

You get the InterProcess share password box (IPC$) when there is a SID conflict going to NT/2000.
The 2000 networked printer can only be used by valid NT/2000 user accounts.
To get this to work, build a new user on the Win9x clients that exactlymatches a valid NT/2000 account. The same login name and password. Log into the Win9x box with this account.
Then try to attach to the 2000 printer.

Hope this helps.

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by gustavo_betancourt In reply to Resource Sharing in mixed ...

Joseph, thank you for your answer. I am able to connect to the computer, but am not able to see the printer if I log in from a Windows 98 machine, even though I installed the additional drivers and gave the user enough rights. Please advise if possible.

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by bohicam1 In reply to Resource Sharing in mixed ...

Do you have netbeui installed on the two puters? Give that a try since it is not a network printer with it's own IP address it is relying on a netbios share name.
Good luck!

Mike

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by gustavo_betancourt In reply to Resource Sharing in mixed ...

Thank you for your reply. I tried adding NetBeui, but I still run into the same situation (I can see the computer and a regular folder that I shared, but cannot see the printer object from Windows 9.

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