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Windows 98 not recognized on NT Network

By dpotter555 ·
Here's my problem. I have a win98 machine on an NT network. The 98 machine can access files on the NT server. It can also browse the network thru network neighborhood. But the 98 machine cannot be seen by any NT machines thru network neighborhood. When I go into server manager on the NT server, the 98 machine is "dimmed" and when I try to access it's properties, I get the message "the network path cannot be found". Also the 98 machine cannot access the exchange server. It does not seem to matter whether I create a computer account in the domain or not. The 98 machine can still access files on the network. I'm confused and I need help!

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Windows 98 not recognized on NT Network

by VinnyD In reply to Windows 98 not recognized ...

Win NT Server manager can not manage a Win 98 computer!

So you are not going to be able to use the NT server manager to access the Win 98 computer.

The exchange server needs to use TCP/IP protocol to connect. Is the Win 98 machine in the same IP address range of the NT Server?

Can you ping the Exchange server from the win 98 machine? IF not there is something wrong with the TCP/IP protocol on the Win 98 computer.

If it is and you still have trouble, put the IP address of the Exchange server into the hosts file in the windows folder.

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by jwilczyn In reply to Windows 98 not recognized ...

98 machine cannot be seen(98 machine is "dimmed") - go to the network properties and unable "File and Print Sharing".
98 machine cannot access the exchange server - check the network settings - if you are using TCP/IP - check subnet, gateway, try to "ping" your NTserver/Exchange server, check DNS and DHCP settings. Is your Exchange server on the same subnet? If not - maybe a wrong gateway specified, and you cannot see your Exchange.

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by curlergirl In reply to Windows 98 not recognized ...

To see the Win98 machine on the network, go to the network properties on the 98 machine and enable file and printer sharing. You don't actually have to share anything, but it has to be enabled.

As someone else said, you can't administer a 98 machine from an NT server, so you won't be able to open it in server manager.

Assuming that the Exchange Server is on the same IP subnet (which is a good assumption since everyone else can access it) and you can ping it from the 98 machine - the problem accessing Exchange from the 98 machine is probably a function of the way Exchange and Outlook communicate. Try putting a HOSTS file on the 98 machine to provide resolution of the IP address of the Exchange server. In case you don't know about HOSTS, this is a text file that is used locally for IP name resolution, and it resides in the Windows folder. You will probably find a sample file in the 98 machine's Windows folder called "Hosts.sam". You can use this file for a template - copy it and save it as, simply, "hosts" (no extension). Then edit it and add a line at the bottom of the file that reads simply:

ipaddress servername

This should fix your Exchange problem.

Hope this helps!

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