[24hoursupport] office networking win2k and win98se

  • From: "Douglas S. Oliver" <dsoliver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 18:10:50 -0700

Hello Everyone. I have a small office with three computers. One of the 
three win98se computers was replaced with a used but nice Gateway 
running Win2K professional. The three computers are networked via a 
wired DSL modem/router. I have shares set up on each of the computers, 
but the two remaining win98se computers are unable to access the shares 
on the win2K computer. Right now to solve this problem there is a 
general share folder that is on a win98 computer to use as a repository. 
Originally folks would just place files directly on the computer that is 
now the Win2k computer. Now the win98se computers can see the share 
folder on the win2K computer but not open it or place files into it.

I've tried to make the win2k folder with everyone access and all 
privilages on, but even that doesn't work. Do I need to make a group 
that includes the win98 users? And if so, how? TC/IP is handled for all 
machines via DHCP, so there's no set ip address for any one computer. 
Zone alarm is set up to allow the full 192.168.x.x range, so that's not 
blocking it I think. Is Microsoft Active Directory Client Extensions 
software needed here? It's only available from a win2k server CD, which 
I don't have. I do have the win2K pro disks.

I've been spending too much time in Linux, so my windows skills are 
rusty. How might I continue trouble shooting this networking mess I'm 
in? Well, not a mess really since everyone can get their work done just 
fine; it's more of a puzzle for me.



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