Network problem

By 40 oz. ยท 4 replies
Apr 11, 2002
  1. I'm having a problem where I can access files from my win9x computer on my win2k computer, but when i try to access or get files from my win2k computer from the win9x computer, it asks for a password and i have no idea what the password is. Does anyone know a way to turn this off from win2k or to bypass the password? Any help is appreciated
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    I just went through this a few months ago and foregot exactly what causes it bit its in the network setting in 98 not 2000.
  3. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 672

    Perhaps you could enable the guest account in the Win2k PC and use that account to gain access to the system files. If the guest account hasn't got enough priviledge, try loggin in as the Administrator instead.
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Go to Control Panel - Users and Passwords, in Advanced section, enable "Guest" account and with right-click, set password to be empty and select "Password never expires".
  5. Garou

    Garou TS Rookie

    Try this, it will work better. On the Win2k comp, create a user with the same login and password as that of the Win98 comp. This way, you do not have the security leak that the Guest account allows.

    There is a reason the Guest account is disabled, it keeps people from deleting information on the machine.

    The following is from the following book:

    Title: Windows 2000 Professional Advanced Configuration and Implementation
    Publisher: Coriolis
    Author(s): Morten Strung Nielsen, MCSE, MCT
    ISBN: 1-57610-528-8
    Publisher's Web Site:
    Page Number(s): 447

    Hence, be very careful with the Guest account.
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