File sharing between XP and 98 (Standard Edition)

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by PPNeuling, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. PPNeuling

    PPNeuling Guest

    Is there any way to specify a user and domain when trying to map a network
    drive from a Win98 computer on a WinXP computer?

    When trying to map a network drive on my Win98 computer which is located on
    the WinXP computer, I am always asked to enter a password. The WinXP Security
    Event Log registers an Audit Failure with the user name on the Win98
    computer. Of course the user name on the Win98 computer is not known on the
    WinXP computer.
    The desired network drive can be maped on the WinXP computer itself without

    Thanks for advice
    PPNeuling, Feb 2, 2007
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  2. PPNeuling

    PPNeuling Guest

    It may seem strange that I reply to myself, but after a rather long weekend I
    found out how it works. So if anyone encounters the same problem, here are
    the important configuration changes on the Win98 computer:
    1. create a user with the same name and password as on the WinXP computer
    (Start/Settings/Control Panel/Users)
    2. change the name of the workgroup to the domain name on the WinXP computer
    (Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network/Identification)
    3. change the logon procedure to 'Windows Logon' instead of 'Microsoft
    Family Logon' (Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network/Configuration)

    I am not sure if all 3 changes are necessary, but after these changes I
    managed to map a harddrive on the WinXP computer as a network drive on the
    Win98 computer (no request for a password).
    PPNeuling, Feb 4, 2007
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