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By eroon ·
Hi. I've had this problem for some time. We have a win2k server, one xp pro, the other computers are win98. Everytime the xp computer is rebooted, none of the win98 can access it until I run the network setup wizard to add it to the network.
After that everything is fine, until the next reboot. Although the win98 computers can't browse, they can ping the xp computer, both by ip and computer name. Any idea why this is happening and what to do to solve it? Thanks

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by RG11 In reply to XP networking problem

On the XP pc, if you click on the C drive or shared folder did you give everyone or domain users full permissions..

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by hozcanhan In reply to XP networking problem

eroon , quickest way is to load XP to those good old 98s . This is a name and share resolution problem. The problem can be alleviated if you have a local WINS server and correct configurations pointing at the WINS server ,under the 98s' WINS tab. As in the other recommendation check your access permitions and the check box of "file and printer sharing" tabs . If you have a lot of protocols running apart from tcp , remove them from the 98 configurations .

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by eroon In reply to XP networking problem

The shared folders all have the required permissions.
We do have a WINS server, and it is configured on the win98 machines, but would it be a wins problem if I can ping by computer name?
File and printer sharing is enabled on the xp.
Whenever I try to browse the xp from the 98's, I get the message "The logon srver cannot be found", which I don't understand, since I'm not trying to log on, I'm already logged on to the server. And why does running the Network Identification wizard on the xp solve the problem, even though temporarily?

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by limja In reply to XP networking problem

I just wonder, is your Windows XP formatting under NTFS or FAT32?

is the computer under long name or short name?

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by eroon In reply to XP networking problem

It is formatted under FAT32. Long name.

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