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Seeing Win98 Machines

By sfc_gijoe ·
With Win98 you could set an Admin password from control panel and when you were looking at the computers thru Network Neighborhood you could right click and get to the Admin share of that computer. With WinXP how do I get to the Admin share of a Win98 machine on the network. Thanks

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by dmiles7 In reply to Seeing Win98 Machines

1) Use DHCP for IP configuration ( you will probably want to use static ip addressing for home use )

2) Make sure all the computers have the same protocols installed ( i.e TCP/IP ONLY ), and they have "File and Printer Sharing" enabled.

3) Make sure all the computers are on the same workgroup

4) Make sure the Windows computers with security (WinNT, Win2k, WinXP ) have their guest accounts activated.

5) make sure the computers are all physically connected to the same network, and have lights on the hub/switch and their respective cards.

Once all that is configured, just go to Start, Run.

Type in \\computername and hit enter. If you shared files/drives/printers on that computer, they will show up.

Thats it!

If you arestill having problems after using these steps, then I explained something wrong, or you have something really badly screwed up.


EDIT:
In reply to some of you stating that certain computers wont be able to see other computers if they have different filesystems .. you are wrong. All our computers are running completely different filesystems . . The NT boxen are running NTFS, the 9x boxen FAT32, and the Linux boxen EXT3 . .. and they can all access each others shares freely.

You have to understand how network file sharing works. The computers do not directly mount the remote file systems, they talk to the remote computer, and (basically) the remote computer translates its filesystem into something the local computer can comprehend. Its totally transparent to the local computer.

I hope I helped.

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by sfc_gijoe In reply to Seeing Win98 Machines

If I share it then it's no problem to see and get to it. What I need to get to is the Admin share.

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by shasca In reply to Seeing Win98 Machines

In XP you have to share the folders and files selected on that PC by default they are not shared. I'm not sure what you mean by admin share.
Also you may have to create user account on the XP machine for the user you want to allow access to. Can users see the PC but not connect to it because it asks for login? Is Netbui enabled?

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by nigelsky In reply to Seeing Win98 Machines

net use * \\machine name\admin$ /user:??????? *
the first * will assign a drive letter
the second will prompt for the password for the ??????s password. you can use the
/persistant yes no switch

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