Sharing from 98SE to XP, problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mainframeguy, Jul 22, 2004.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I have recently been renovating/spring cleaning the old PII 400mhz I have running Win98SE on my network.

    I have managed to get almost everything I wanted sorted out - even allowing it to print to the other two main printers (found I had to put the drivers onto the XP box and then let the 98 machine copy them down).

    Finally thought I would copy a folder down from an XP machine to the 98 one to make a working backup - and found that although 98 will see the machines in network neighbourhood if you try to access anything beyond //pcname (and there are shares there) then it comes up with "access denied".

    Last thing I tried late last night was making a log-on for 98 with same name and p/w, but that did not help - any ideas?
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I was playing around improving and tweaking the 98SE machine and eventually found that I could see beyond the first network share, though still not actually access any data. Then I thought of tryng it the other way and so I set the 98 machines directory to be shareable with full access and instead of trying to "pull" the files into the 98 machine I "pushed" them from the XP one - that worked.

    So I foudn a way around it although I'm still puzzled why it didn't work the first way - it would be nice to have both or at least know why I couldn't!
     
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    "a log-on for 98" was this on the 98 or the XP machine?

    Try loggong in on the 98 machine with the same Username/Password combo as the XP machine.

    Why not goto 2000 since its much better then 98? 400MHz will be able to run it.
     
  4. ejm

    ejm viking lost down under

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    Hi m8
    If you are using firewalls, make sure that the ip address is allowed, otherwise you will get the same problem.

    ejm