Can DOS PC connect to Win2003?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Johnny, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Johnny

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    Can a DOS machine login to Win2003 Server ?

    Johnny, Feb 25, 2004
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  2. DOS, Win3.1 & 3.11, Win95, NT (sp3 and older) cannot connect to a 2003
    Domain if it is running in native 2003 mode without having to hack the
    registry and disabled some security features.

    Another option is to create an old NT4 (or 2000) Domain and setup a trust
    between the two Domains, then the old clients log into the old NT4 (or
    2000) Domain and access 2003 resources via the Trust.

    Check out this article.

    811497 - Error Message When Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 Client Logs On to
    Windows Server 2003 Domain;en-us;811497
    Phillip Windell, Feb 25, 2004
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  3. You can connect a DOS machine by disabling the following in the local or
    domain security policy.

    Computer configuration\Windows settings\Security settings\Local
    policies\Security options\
    Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always)

    It works for me in native 2003 mode.

    Rob Elder, MVP-Networking, Feb 25, 2004
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