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By john ·
Because of the requirements of a single software program, I recently upgraded from Win98 to Win2000 Pro.

Now it seems that even with the sharing of printers and files set, the Win98 machines on our small (peer to peer) network can not access either the files or the printer on the 2000 machine.

It keeps asking them for passwords, and I can not find anywhere in the 2000 machine to set up passwords like it was on the Win98 boxes.

We're talking a home based network here with four computers, and no server. Its strictly a peer to peer set up and it worked just fine before the upgrade.

Any one have any thoughts on fixing this?

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by Dragon Emperor In reply to Sharing Troubles

There are a number of different security areas in Windows 2000. The Sharing Security settings are very much like those of Win9x and can be accessed be selecting the shared folder or drive, going to Sharing and clicking the Permissions button. On NTFS volumes you will also be faced with the permissions the user has on the drive, they need to meet these AND whatever sharing permissions are setup. Other settings can be done with policies and the users, but the first 2 are usually the ones that cause the problem you described. Go to the drive's properties and see if it says NTFS. If so then look at its security settings. If the same user has an account with the same password (usually automatic in a domain) for both machines they will nothave to enter a password. Otherwise that will be necessary. If it had FAT or FAT32 that would likely stop the problem, but then you wouldn't have the benefits of NTFS either.

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by abubin In reply to Sharing Troubles

You have to create a user on the win2k machine. Then logon to the win98 machine with this new user (let's call it userx).

To create, go to the win2k machine, control panel/users&password. Then create a userx. After that logon to win98 machine with userx. Then win2k would be able to authenticate userx and allows it to use all the resource allowed.

By default, file and printer sharing will allow access to "everyone". So, unless you still can't access, check on the win2k machine for sharing permissions and "security" (if using NTFS).

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by sidvail In reply to Sharing Troubles

Had the same problem, found two fixes.
The guest account on 2000 is automatically 'unenabled' when installed. You can enable it through the user's module, and it will allow anonymous login's if the share is available.
Or, you can login on the 98 machine with administrator for the username. Once you try to access the 2000 machine, you just use the same password you used when you installed 2000 as administrator and you'll be granted access.
Or, you can just set up an account on the 2000 machine and access it with that info.
Hope this helps

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