Connecting to Vista Home from Win98

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Jack B. Pollack, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Just added a new Vista (Home Premium) computer to my peer to peer network (2
    Win XP Pro computers, 1 Win 98 computer, 1 Mac OSX computer). All computers
    can access each others resources in both directions except the new Vista
    computer.

    I was able to get the Vista computer to connect to the Win98 shares by
    modifying the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

    Changed MCompatibilityLevel from 3 to 1

    I can see the Vista computer in the network neighborhood of the Win98
    machine, but can't see or connect to its
    shared folders.

    - Vista computer CAN access the internet
    - All computers are part of the same workgroup
    - All firewalls are (temporarily) turned off
    -I am logging into the Vista computer with the same username & PW that I
    used
    on all other computers.
    -Vista is set to private network, file sharing is ON, require PW is off
    (tried it with on also)
    - Shared folders on Vista have full access permissions for the user I am
    logging into the Win98 machine with (also tried granting access to
    "everyone").

    When I try to connect to the Vista shares from the Win98 machine I get the
    IPC login screen and a password box, but login is denied and I get a
    "permission denied" message.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
    Jack B. Pollack, Mar 14, 2007
    #1
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  2. Try to create an identical user on all computers. This link may help,

    Vista common issue - can see but access
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewforum.php?f=3

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Just added a new Vista (Home Premium) computer to my peer to peer network (2
    Win XP Pro computers, 1 Win 98 computer, 1 Mac OSX computer). All computers
    can access each others resources in both directions except the new Vista
    computer.

    I was able to get the Vista computer to connect to the Win98 shares by
    modifying the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

    Changed MCompatibilityLevel from 3 to 1

    I can see the Vista computer in the network neighborhood of the Win98
    machine, but can't see or connect to its
    shared folders.

    - Vista computer CAN access the internet
    - All computers are part of the same workgroup
    - All firewalls are (temporarily) turned off
    -I am logging into the Vista computer with the same username & PW that I
    used
    on all other computers.
    -Vista is set to private network, file sharing is ON, require PW is off
    (tried it with on also)
    - Shared folders on Vista have full access permissions for the user I am
    logging into the Win98 machine with (also tried granting access to
    "everyone").

    When I try to connect to the Vista shares from the Win98 machine I get the
    IPC login screen and a password box, but login is denied and I get a
    "permission denied" message.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Mar 14, 2007
    #2
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  3. Jack B. Pollack

    Rusty H Guest

    Steve Winograd (MVP) helped me get 98SE working with VISTA Home Premium a
    while back.

    I had to install DSClient on the Win98 -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/288358/

    Then enable NTLM 2 on the 98 PC - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239869

    I'm not using password protected sharing on VISTA - haven't tried it with PW
    protection on.
    (I testesd this on VISTA Ultimate RC1, but could not get it to work - don't
    know if it works with Ultimate production release)
     
    Rusty H, Mar 15, 2007
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