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Win 98 cannot access vista shares

  1. #1


    WillyG Guest

    Win 98 cannot access vista shares

    Hi,
    I have have 4 computers on one network. Two of them are running XP Pro SP3,
    1 is running Win 98SE and the other is running Vista X64 Home Premium SP2.
    All of the PCs can see each other on the network. All of the PCs can access
    each others shares except for the win98 machine. It can access the XPs but
    cannot access the Vista. All of the PCs show up in Network Neighborhood, but
    when I try to access the Vista machine I get a dialog box that prompts me to
    enter network password.
    "You must supply a password to make this connection."
    "Resource \\Vista computer\IPC$ "
    "Password _________________ "
    I have same IDs set up on both the Win98 and Vista PCs. Turning off windows
    firewall on the Vista machine was no help.
    I think the problem lies in Vista's authentication but I really don't know.
    I'm at my wit's end with this problem. I would appreiciate any help that is
    offered.

    Thanks,
    WillyG

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  3. #2


    Jack [MVP-Networking] Guest

    Re: Win 98 cannot access vista shares

    Hi
    Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
    traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
    be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
    on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
    Firewall instructions.
    General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
    Windows XP File Sharing -
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing
    XP -http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing
    XP -http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    Sharing between Windows XP and Mac -
    http://www.realifewebdesigns.com/web...file-share.asp
    When done hard reboot all network computers and the Router.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

    "WillyG" <WillyG@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:EBC98252-EB97-49F3-AF07-DB968152747A@newsgroup

    > Hi,
    > I have have 4 computers on one network. Two of them are running XP Pro
    > SP3,
    > 1 is running Win 98SE and the other is running Vista X64 Home Premium SP2.
    > All of the PCs can see each other on the network. All of the PCs can
    > access
    > each others shares except for the win98 machine. It can access the XPs
    > but
    > cannot access the Vista. All of the PCs show up in Network Neighborhood,
    > but
    > when I try to access the Vista machine I get a dialog box that prompts me
    > to
    > enter network password.
    > "You must supply a password to make this connection."
    > "Resource \\Vista computer\IPC$ "
    > "Password _________________ "
    > I have same IDs set up on both the Win98 and Vista PCs. Turning off
    > windows
    > firewall on the Vista machine was no help.
    > I think the problem lies in Vista's authentication but I really don't
    > know.
    > I'm at my wit's end with this problem. I would appreiciate any help that
    > is
    > offered.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > WillyG

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    James Egan Guest

    Re: Win 98 cannot access vista shares


    On Mon, 17 May 2010 04:46:00 -0700, WillyG
    <WillyG@newsgroup> wrote:

    >1 is running Win 98SE and the other is running Vista
    Not a good networking combination. Hard to believe since they're
    related networkable operating systems.


    Jim.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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