Instructions for making a share accessible to Windows 98SE?


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slickrcbdnews

Could somebody please point me to step-by-step instructions for making
a share visible and accessable to Windows 98SE?

I had no problem setting up a share on the win98 computer that the
Vista computer could access, but I can't get the Vista comptuer shares
to show up on the win98SE computer. I tried setting
LMCompatibilityLevel to 1, I tried enabling the guest account, I tried
turning on public sharing and guest access. I made sure there was an
exception for file sharing in the firewall.

However, while the win98 computer can see the Vista, when I double-
click on it, I get asked to enter a password. Neither leaving it blank
nor entering the password (same username is logged in on both
machines, and I've told it to allow that username access, heck I tried
giving "EVERYONE" full control) allows me access. Trying to enter in \
\SLICKGATEWAY\Shared (the name of the shared folder) tells me it can't
find the item. Ditto for trying \\192.168.1.100\Shared .

Could somebody give me step-by-step instructions so I can see where I
screwed up? I even tried setting the permissions on the sharing and
the security tabs to give everyone full control and still couldn't get
the win98 machine to access it.
 
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Steve Winograd

Could somebody please point me to step-by-step instructions for making
a share visible and accessable to Windows 98SE?

I had no problem setting up a share on the win98 computer that the
Vista computer could access, but I can't get the Vista comptuer shares
to show up on the win98SE computer. I tried setting
LMCompatibilityLevel to 1, I tried enabling the guest account, I tried
turning on public sharing and guest access. I made sure there was an
exception for file sharing in the firewall.

However, while the win98 computer can see the Vista, when I double-
click on it, I get asked to enter a password. Neither leaving it blank
nor entering the password (same username is logged in on both
machines, and I've told it to allow that username access, heck I tried
giving "EVERYONE" full control) allows me access. Trying to enter in \
\SLICKGATEWAY\Shared (the name of the shared folder) tells me it can't
find the item. Ditto for trying \\192.168.1.100\Shared .

Could somebody give me step-by-step instructions so I can see where I
screwed up? I even tried setting the permissions on the sharing and
the security tabs to give everyone full control and still couldn't get
the win98 machine to access it.

You didn't screw up.

By design, Windows Vista doesn't support sharing its files with
Windows 95/98/Me. I've done a lot of research and testing on this,
and I'm not aware of anyone who has found a way to make it work. :-(
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

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for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

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slickrcbdnews

You didn't screw up.

By design, Windows Vista doesn't support sharing its files with
Windows 95/98/Me. I've done a lot of research and testing on this,
and I'm not aware of anyone who has found a way to make it work. :-(
--
Just for the heck of it, I installed windows XP on Virutal PC. I was
able to get a share to work from the XP/Vista computer in 5 minutes.
Of course, I can only access the virtual HD. This is maddening.
Setting the LMCompadibilityLevel to 1 on the Vista computer had no
effect.

The XP virutal machine was also able to see the Vista shares. Looks
like I'll have to go through hoops to do a backup since the CD burner
in the win98 machine is broken. I was hoping to simply use Microsoft
Backup to a network share, then burn from the new computer with the
working burner. I don't have a working XP machine. I really need to
connect directly to the Vista computer's shares.
 

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