Win98 Connect to NT4 network?
I'm have a small network of two NT4 boxes connected to each other via a hub. Now I want to add a W98 box, but I can't seem to get the configuration right. The W98 box has TCP/IP, IPX, Client for Microsoft installed, file sharing enabled, and the workgroup is the same, but still I can't connect. No other computers show up in the Neighborhood, and I get the error message when trying to open Entire Network. What do I want as my primary logon, and what settings does the W98 need to hook up with the NT computers? I tried looking in the Network config on the NT machines, but it is totally different. Please help!
You need to actually share a resource (dir or printer) in addition to having Print and File Sharing installed before the boxes will advertise themselves in the Neighborhood.
What are the TCP/IP settings (IP addr and submask) on your servers, and on the W98 box? List em separately so we can get a look at em. Can you ping either server from the W98 box?
Thanks everyone. Got it up and running. One nagging problem though - Normally to exchange material between the NT boxes, I copy and paste files to their respective desktops (C:\winnt\profiles\user\desktop). I can still do this with the NT machines, but the Win98 box gets an access denied message when doing the same thing. I set the user profile for that machine without any kind of (full access) restrictions. What's the problem here?
Also, if there's a faster way to "bookmark" the desktop (faster than going through that whole folder hierarchy), I would be interested in that! Thanks again.
***Do you have a user account on the NT boxes that matches the name and password you use to log onto the network when the 98 machine boots up? In a peer to peer network each machine must have every account entered locally because there is no central validation of users. This may be the problem.
***As far as the bookmark you can map a folder to a letter on the local machine. If the computer containing the folder you want to bookmark is named XXXX on the networkand the letter you want to assign it is say Z then go to a command prompt and type without the quotes " net use Z:\\XXXX\winnt\profiles\user\desktop" This will map the folder to the drive letter Z in my computer. Create a shortcut to it on the desktop and away you go. Don't forget that if the computer name has spaces it must be in quotes.
edit:I cannot remember exacyly but I believe if you add the /P /Y switches to the end of that string the connection will be there the next time you log on. Persistent it is called I think.
[This message has been edited by sourjon (edited 07-01-99).]
All of the users are entered into each computer. Its kind of strange because I can work with all the other folders, but when I try to open up the profiles folder in either NT box (from the W98 machine) I get access denied.
Thanks for the tip on bookmarking a folder. That's a big help!
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