Can't enable file sharing

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Michael, May 18, 2004.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I can't get file sharing working on a ThinkPad running
    Win98.

    Here's what I'm doing:

    1. I go to Control Panel --> Network
    2. Under the Configuration tab, I confirm that all of the
    following are present:
    Client for Microsoft Network
    Dial Up Adapter
    Wireless-B Notebook Adapter
    IPX/SPX Compatible Protocol > Dial Up Adapter
    IPX/SPX Compatible Protocol > Wireless-B Notebook Adapter
    NetBEUI > Dial Up Adapter
    NetBEUI > Wireless-B Notebook Adapter
    TCP/IP > Dial Up Adapter
    TCP/IP > Wireless-B Notebook Adapter
    File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Network

    Some other items are also present, but I think they don't
    matter: Microsoft Family Logon, Generic Infrared Serial
    Port or dongle, and Fast Infrared Protocol. (Infrared is
    disabled, by the way.)

    3. Under Primary Network Log On, I have Client for
    Microsoft Networks

    4. I click on the File and Printer Sharing button and
    make sure both boxes are checked.

    5. I go to the Identification tab and make sure the
    proper workgroup name is present.

    6. At Access Control, I check Share Level Access Control.

    7. I click OK, and the computer asks me to insert my
    Windows 98 CD-ROM.

    8. I have Win98 loaded on my C drive, so I redirect the
    Copying Files box to the proper folder on C. The computer
    copies the files it needs and goes back to Control Panel
    on its own. I am not instructed to restart the computer.

    9. Whether or not I restart, when I right click on a
    drive or folder, no sharing option at all is present.

    Much appreciated if you have any suggestions or thoughts
    on what is wrong here.
     
    Michael, May 18, 2004
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  2. Carey Holzman, May 20, 2004
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  3. Thanks for your response, Carey! You are recommending the following,
    I take it:

     
    Miguel Puertas, May 20, 2004
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