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Trying to network Windows ME and Vista

By wraycycles ·
I've successfully set up a windows Vista workstation, and a Windows ME workstation so that they can see each other on a home network.

Passwrod protect has been turned off.

I can access the Windows ME PC via the Vista computer, but when I try to access the Vista computer via the ME one, Windows ME just stalls completely until I use the task manager to close Network places.

Any ideas why this is and how I can fix it?

Thanks

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Try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to Trying to network Windows ...

Click Start, Run and type secpol.msc and press Enter, run it as administrator if required.

Under Local Policies\Security Options

Change the value of <b>Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level</b> from <b>NTVLM2 responses only</b> to <b>LM and NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated.</b>

Vista Home users can modify the Registry

goto HKLM\System\Control\Lsa and change LmCompatibility level from 3 to 1.

Let us know how you get on.

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No luck

by wraycycles In reply to Trying to network Windows ...

Sorry this didn't work.

Any other suggestions please?

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humm I think Window ME is part of the W9X series

by CG IT In reply to Trying to network Windows ...

and if I remember right you need to install the dsclient that works on W98. see MS KB # 288358 and also see 239869 for what Jacky Howe mentioned on the NTLM 2....and turn off password protection in the Network and Sharing Center on the Vista machine.

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No joy

by wraycycles In reply to humm I think Window ME is ...

I have installed the W98 Active server, but I'm not sure what to do now.

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no joy? if you require logon on the vista box

by CG IT In reply to No joy

that should prompt a logon box for shares provided that you turn off password protection.....read that somewhere a while back. not sure why that makes a difference but I was told it did. Same with requiring logon to the Vista machine [and that I believe the the local security policies like do not remember last user name].

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Still no joy

by wraycycles In reply to no joy? if you require ...

So far I have set up identical user accounts on both pc's, and I have installed Active directory client extensions for Windows 98.

I have also edited the registry on the Vista machine so that the LMcompatibility level is 1, and that the NoLMhash is et to 0. (This advice was given to me on another forum, and is supposed to make the Vista and ME systems more compatible on an NTML basis)

Before I set up identical user accounts on both pc's, the ME computer would just freeze whenever I tried to access the Public folder on the Vista pc via the network. Now that I have setup user accounts on both pc with the same username and password, instead of just stalling whenever I try to access Vista from ME, it prompts me to enter a password. Even thought the password is the same for both pc's, and I know that I'm entering it correctly, it is telling me that the password is not recognized.

This is really stumping me

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all out of suggestions

by CG IT In reply to Still no joy

and stumps me to.... the bright side is your getting a logon box.... didnt' have that before....

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The logon box

by Jacky Howe In reply to all out of suggestions

is IPC$. I think that it's a one way connection as the Operating Systems, Network and Security architecture has drastically changed in Vista.

It might be time to move on to newer pastures. I see that in one of the several posts that I have read, that Vista will support Windows 2000 onwards.

Edit: add a bit

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I setup a test environment

by Jacky Howe In reply to The logon box

and followed the instructions that were provided. I have had no success either.

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all out of suggestions

by dmiles In reply to all out of suggestions

Cannot Authenticate to a Shared Folder from a Windows Vista-based Computer
If you cannot authenticate when accessing a shared folder from a Windows
Vista-based computer on a computer running a version of Windows prior to
Windows XP (such as Windows 98 and Windows 95), a computer running an
operating system other than Microsoft Windows, or to a network device, the
cause might be a mismatch in the configured support for NTLM 2, an
authentication protocol that is used for file and printer sharing
connections. By default, Windows Vista is configured to use NTLM 2.

To address this issue, you can do one of the following:

a.. Enable NTLM 2 support on the computer or device to which the Windows
Vista-based computer is attempting to connect. For computers running
versions of Windows prior to Windows XP, see How to enable NTLM 2
authentication (URL:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239869). For computers
running operating systems other than Windows, see the operating system's
product documentation for information about how to enable NTLM 2 support.
For network devices, see the device's product documentation or Web site
for
information about how to enable NTLM 2 support or download a firmware
update
that supports NTLM 2. This is the preferred solution.

a.. If you cannot update the computers running operating systems other
than Windows or your network devices to support NTLM 2, change the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel
registry value on the computer running Windows Vista to 1. This solution
is
not recommended.

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