Win2000Pro network password

By Harare
Dec 8, 2003
  1. I recently upgraded a print server from W98 to Win200Pro, now other Win98 users are having problems accessing the computer, it is now requiring a password:
    There are no passwords in place, just an admin account, I have played around with group policies, re-installing the network services, re-naming the computer name.
    The network is peer to peer. Other Win2000/XP computers can access alright.
    Does any one have any ideas??

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    W98 and W2000 access shares differently: W98 sends plain
    text passwords, W2000 sends encrypted ones.

    Make life easier in this way:
    On each computer on the network, add a user account for every (W98)-user that needs access to the shared resources. If you use the same username and password on each computer on the network, users wont have to log on to each machine individually.

    At a command prompt, type LUSRMGR.MSC +enter
    Right-click Users and choose New User
    Enter a username and password (or leave password blank)
    and enter any other info you like.
    Clear "User must change password at next logon"
    Select "User cannot change PW" and "PW never expires"
  3. Harare

    Harare TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks RealBlackStuff
    What you suggested solved the problem and alot of frustration

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