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Windows 98 to Windows XP Logon Problems

By escheitz ·
I have a peer-to-peer (P2P) environment, and the XP PC?s can navigate shares on the Win98 PC. When the Win98 PC tried to connect to the XP PC's shares, an Enter Network Password dialog box opened and showed the message You must supply a password to make this connection: Resource: \\computername\IPC$, with a field to enter a password. As a test, I tried logging on to the Win98 PC as different users. The same dialog box opened each time I tried to connect to the XP PC's shares. I have 3 XP PC?s. One of them I can access just fine, another I cannot access at all, and the last one only the built in renamed administrator account is allow to connect. I cannot create another new accounts either that work. The only tricky part, I am thinking is that I have NetBEUI installed on the XP machines also along with TCP/IP maybe this causing a prob. I don?t know. So far I have:
1. Made sure all user names a passwords match.
2. Set the sharing and security model to ?classic ? local users authenticate as themselves?
3. The LAN manager authentication level is set to an acceptable level
4. I have checked firewall settings
5. I can ping all computers
6. I have checked the net logon service
7. Reset the password in XP for the User

I just don?t get it because I have the same exact settings for all XP PC?s, they all worked at one time (I think), and I can connect to one of them, only with one user account on another, and not at all to another.

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by LMon In reply to Windows 98 to Windows XP ...

Make sure again that you created the user in 98 to the xp macine again. Also make sure your xp has guest account enabled. Check again again for firewalls especially NAV\Mcafee. If you have a firewall I would disable it to make sure that is not the problem.

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by escheitz In reply to

I am not using simple file sharing. And yes I have tried disabling the firewall without any success.

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by escheitz In reply to Windows 98 to Windows XP ...

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by escheitz In reply to Windows 98 to Windows XP ...

The same user account that cannot logon to one of the XP PC's can log on to other PC's, and other XP and 2000 PC's can log on to the ones that are rejecting the 98 PC's with that same user account. So it is not a firewall prob. or user account problem. I think it might have to do with some funky group policies conflicting but I dont know what would do this.

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by PD Tech In reply to Windows 98 to Windows XP ...

Lmon is right concerning the issue on making sure that the guest account is enabled on the Windows Xp machines. Without this account enabled most likely your user logon accounts will be rejected even if they match on both machines. If this doesn't work you will probably want to check Microsoft's site concerning the issue of enabling plain text passwords. I believe by default that Win98 defaulted to sending plain text passwords while I believe Win2k/XP defaults to encrypted passwords. Change the Win2k/XP machines to send plain text passwords. I think you have to go into the group policy editor to change this and also there is a registry setting that you might have to change also. Hope I was able to point you in the right direction. Good luck.

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by rajeshparappallil In reply to Windows 98 to Windows XP ...

I have solved the problem. In the Windows xp machine create a new user with password and I loged with same user id and password in the windows 98 machine. After that I can access the windows xp machine from windows 98 machine

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by escheitz In reply to

Thanx, but I have moved to an all XP client base to allieviate the problem...

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by escheitz In reply to Windows 98 to Windows XP ...

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