Connecting a Windows 98 pc to Active Directory


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I have a number of Windows 98 pc in my network. I'd like them to be able to
connect to Active Directory, and Log onto our File Servers. The File servers
are just member servers of the domain. I've already installed the DSClient on
a test pc i've set up. What other configurations do i have to do to the 98
machine? Do i have to put the domain name in the workgroup area within the
properties of Network Neighborhood? Should i point dns to the Active
Directory Domain Controllers? What else is needed. All i've done so far is
install DSClient. After logging in and trying to browse to a file server; i
get a popup, asking for a password. Its states, "Enter Network Password",
"Resource: \\servername\IPC$". What is this?

Thanks in advance,
Shannon
 
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Richard Mueller

Shannon said:
I have a number of Windows 98 pc in my network. I'd like them to be able to
connect to Active Directory, and Log onto our File Servers. The File
servers
are just member servers of the domain. I've already installed the DSClient
on
a test pc i've set up. What other configurations do i have to do to the 98
machine? Do i have to put the domain name in the workgroup area within the
properties of Network Neighborhood? Should i point dns to the Active
Directory Domain Controllers? What else is needed. All i've done so far is
install DSClient. After logging in and trying to browse to a file server;
i
get a popup, asking for a password. Its states, "Enter Network Password",
"Resource: \\servername\IPC$". What is this?

Hi,

It's been awhile, but my recollection is:

1. Install DSClient for Win9x clients.

2. In Control Panel, Networks on the "Identification" tab, enter the NetBIOS
name of the computer in the field "Computer name:" and the NetBIOS name of
the domain in the field "Workgroup:".

3. In Control Panel, Networks on the "Configuration" tab, select "Client for
Microsoft Networks" and click "Properties", check "Log on to Windows NT
domain" and specify the NetBIOS name of the domain in the box "Windows NT
domain:". I check "Quick logon" in "Network logon options".

4. In Control Panel, Networks on the "Access Control" tab make sure
"User-level access control" is checked. Enter the NetBIOS name of the domain
in the field "Obtain list of users and groups from:".

5. In Control Panel, Networks on the "Configuration" tab, select "TCP/IP"
and click "Properties", and on the "DNS Configuration" tab check "Enable
DNS" and specify the Host name (NetBIOS name of the computer) and the Domain
name (NetBIOS name of the domain). Add the IP address of DNS Server. Make
sure the client gets an IP address on the "IP Address" tab, either by
specifing an IP address or checking "Obtain an IP address automatically" if
you have DHCP.

As I recall you must reboot. The computer does not authenticate like clients
with NT and above do. When you logon, logon to the domain (the NetBIOS name
of the domain), not the local computer. Logon scripts run for the user (if
specified on the Profile tab for the user in ADUC), but Group Policy is not
applied.
 
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Hank Arnold

AFAIK, W98 can't log onto a domain natively. You need some kind of
client like Citrix ICA to be able to log onto a domain.

IIRC, you *can* connect to network resources if the userid & password
you log onto the W98 computer with are valid on the domain.

We never allowed any W98 machines to access domain resources directly.
It was just too great a security exposure. We only allowed access via
the Citrix ICA client.....

Regards,
Hank Arnold
 

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