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Shared Drive on network

By ideafixer ·
I have two windows 98 PCs connected to a Router for sharing a broadband cable connection. Both get on the Internet through the router just fine.

For example sake lets use Computer A and Computer B. Computer A can see Computer B in Network neighborhood. Computer A can access Computer Bs hard drive (set for shared) through network neighborhood.

Computer B cannot see Computer A in network neighbor hood. Netbui is installed. I can ping computer As IP address from computer B.

When I try to map a shared drive I get an error basically stating No log on servers are available to validate your request. It does not say anything about the computer not being found. It appears it does find the drive but cannot log on to it.

When I set up the share on computer A, it wants me to assign users. When I set the share for computer B it simply lets me give full access to everyone.

It appears connecting to computer B is working. But when I go from B to A, it has log in problems. Ithink this has something to do with what I saw when actually setting the drive to share.

Computer B, the one I can access from computer A, does not have an option to specify users. computer A wants be to specify users that can access the share.

Both appear to have the exact same configurations in network neighborhood. How can I get my logical drive mapped from computer B to A?

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by Ann777 In reply to Shared Drive on network

Check your workgroup name and make sure both computers are in the exact same workgroup. check your ip addresses and make sure both computers are in the same network (subnet mask should be the same) ... ip address should only change in the 0 part of the subnet mask (ie. if your subnet mask is 255.255.255.0, then your computer ip addresses should be the exact same in the first three parts, and only differ in the last part -- where the 0 is). Make sure both computers are logging in (nobody is hitting cancel at the login prompt). Make sure that both computers point to the same ip address that represents your router on the network (in the gateway field). Both computers "Primary logon" (Control Panel --> Network first tab) should be set toClient for MS Networking. See if you have a TWEAKUI icon in control panel (if you do, make sure that they are both set properly).

The fact that pinging works, means that connectivity works (you seem to be properly setup)... but the sharing not working (greyed out and options appearing) points to something hampering it or comflicting with it. TWEAKUI maybe?

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by ideafixer In reply to Shared Drive on network

I checked all of that. Problem had to do with access control.

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by DEREKHYPS In reply to Shared Drive on network

right click on my computer and check your settings again. under the "access control" verify they both are set to "share level access control". also click on "add" under configuration tab and add service -file and print sharing. then enable file sharing under the file and print shareing tab. One pc will become the master browser and each time you log onto the other pc it will go out and get the master browser list of devices in that workgroup. browser lists are updated at certain intervals so you may find the other pc after waiting 15minutes. to verify netbios is working properly you could go the start menu and click on find computer and enter the netbios name of the missing computer. that would be the computer name under the identificationtab. you may also check your properties of the nic and verify it binding to ms client. If the pc you can't find is not set up to host the browser service than you won't see it with only one pc. connect another pc to the lan and it may be promoted toa master browser and you will see all pc's with in the same workgroup. the ip addresses of each pc must be on the same subnet so gateway is not involved. that is , no routing is involved.

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by ideafixer In reply to Shared Drive on network

Thanks for the additional input but the access control change answered my quesion.

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by BobHo In reply to Shared Drive on network

Try this: right-click on Network Neighborhood (or go to Control Panel and choose Network) on computer A. Click on the Access Control tab. Make sure the option to "Control access to shared resources using:" is set to "Share-level access control" and not "User-level access control". If it is set to user-level then you will be asked to assign users to every share.

Enjoy,

DrBob:&gt

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by ideafixer In reply to Shared Drive on network

The answer before yours covered what I was looking for. Thanks for your input. The answer is correct but I cannot split the points.

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by ideafixer In reply to Shared Drive on network

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