Win 98 cannot access vista shares

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by WillyG, May 17, 2010.

  1. WillyG

    WillyG Guest

    I have have 4 computers on one network. Two of them are running XP Pro SP3,
    1 is running Win 98SE and the other is running Vista X64 Home Premium SP2.
    All of the PCs can see each other on the network. All of the PCs can access
    each others shares except for the win98 machine. It can access the XPs but
    cannot access the Vista. All of the PCs show up in Network Neighborhood, but
    when I try to access the Vista machine I get a dialog box that prompts me to
    enter network password.
    "You must supply a password to make this connection."
    "Resource \\Vista computer\IPC$ "
    "Password _________________ "
    I have same IDs set up on both the Win98 and Vista PCs. Turning off windows
    firewall on the Vista machine was no help.
    I think the problem lies in Vista's authentication but I really don't know.
    I'm at my wit's end with this problem. I would appreiciate any help that is

    WillyG, May 17, 2010
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  2. Hi
    Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
    traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
    be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
    on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
    Firewall instructions.
    General example,
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    Windows XP File Sharing -;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing
    XP -
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing
    XP -
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
    Sharing between Windows XP and Mac -
    When done hard reboot all network computers and the Router.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
    Jack [MVP-Networking], May 17, 2010
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  3. WillyG

    James Egan Guest

    Not a good networking combination. Hard to believe since they're
    related networkable operating systems.

    James Egan, May 17, 2010
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