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Windows 2000 network mapping

By pearlie ·
May I ask for some professional advice? On my network I have a Windows 2000
server, three Windows 98 machines (two are dell notebooks), a Windows 95
notebook and an NT 4.0 workstation. All with shared drives.

The 2000 server is on a different workgroup from the others because it
accesses the cable modem and acts as a proxy server for the others.

All the machines except the 2000 server see each other and can map each
others drives.

The 2000 server sees the 98 desktop and will map to it, but the 98 machine
can't map to the 2000 machine -- "No permission to access resource". I can't
find how to give it permission.

The 2000 server sees one of the 98 notebooks, but won't map to it - "Not
accessible. The network path was not found"

The 2000 server doesn't see any of the other machines on the network.

The 95 notebook sees the 2000 server, but can't map to it - "No permission to
access resource".

None of the other machines even see the 2000 server.

Somehow, I would like each of the machines to be able to communicate with the
2000 server either by mapping to it or by it mapping to them.

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by saihib In reply to Windows 2000 network mapp ...

All computers need to be part of the same workgroup. That's something you can't get around. Win 2K was designed to work in a client/server environment but with a little work it can be made to work in a workgroup. What you need to do is create user accounts on the Win2K machine for all the users who access its resources from other machines.

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by saihib In reply to Windows 2000 network mapp ...

All computers need to be part of the same workgroup. That's something you can't get around. Win 2K was designed to work in a client/server environment but with a little work it can be made to work in a workgroup. What you need to do is create user accounts on the Win2K machine for all the users who access its resources from other machines.

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by Raffi_ In reply to Windows 2000 network mapp ...

Hello pearlie:

There is a world of questions I can ask here. First tho' Why is the Win2K server on a different workgroup? Were you advised to do it that way? I can think of no compelling reason why it should be and lots of reasons why it should not be. Witness your current difficulties.

Your clients cannot see the server because they are not members of its workgroup!

Does the Win2K box have ActiveDirectory installed or is it just a stand-alone server? Are you using (ICS)InternetConnectionSharing on the Server or do you have Routing services setup? Are you using DHCP and WINS on the server?

RE: permissions problems Each machine/user will need an account on the Server. Go to AdminTools/Computer Management and make sure that all of your users are entered there and that they have valid passwords and are members of the Users Group.

I think that at least half your problems will go away if everyone is on the same workgroup/domain and they all have valid accounts on the server.

Hope this helps.

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