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Guest account enabled, still password prob from 98 to xp
SDCharge Dec-04-01 05:37 PM
I have read many posts about being prompted for a password when going from 98 to xp. I enabled the guest account and set a null password but it still prompts me for a password, here is my configuration:

win 98:
-file and print sharing for microsoft networks
-client for microsoft netowrks
-tcp/ip
(used to have netbeui but removed it)

windows xp config is:
-file and print sharing for microsoft networks
-client for microsoft netowrks
-tcp/ip
-qos packet scheduler

I thought maybe it was the packet scheduler since it was the only thing different, but when I unchecked it it didn't help anything. Can you think of anything else I could be forgetting? I can access shares from xp on the 98 machine. And I did share a folder on the xp machine to try to access from the 98 machine using run \\compname\sharename and it didn't work either.


1. RE: Guest account enabled, still password prob from 98 to xp
lbyard Dec-04-01 05:54 PM
In response to message 0
The QoS Packet Schedular has nothing to do with it. Have shared the dirves/folders? Use share names that do no have a $ in them. Larry

2. RE: Guest account enabled, still password prob from 98 to xp
SDCharge Dec-04-01 08:37 PM
In response to message 1
I shared my music folder. I named it music with no $. lets say my comp name is sdcharge. I went to run from the 98 machine and typed \\sdcharge\music and still got prompted for a password. When I go to network neighborhood and click on the computer icon for the xp machine from the 98 machine, it tries to connect to \\sdcharge\ipc. Still, I get prompted for a password either way I go. I even assigned the guest account full control permissions to the music folder. I know I shouldn't have to do this since the everyone group has permissions but I was trying everything.

3. RE: Guest account enabled, still password prob from 98 to xp
lbyard Dec-04-01 09:08 PM
In response to message 2
Is guest a member of the everyone group. Larry

4. RE: Guest account enabled, still password prob from 98 to xp
SDCharge Dec-04-01 10:27 PM
In response to message 2
I think so, if I'm not mistaken the everyone group is a built-in group that consists of all users and groups. Either way, I assigned full control permissions to the guest account and it still does not work.

5. RE: Guest account enabled, still password prob from 98 to xp
lbyard Dec-05-01 03:30 PM
In response to message 4
See if the netlogin service is running on the XP computer. If you can't find it, I'll hook-up a drive with XP and provide a path. If you can and it fixes it, I'd appreciate a blurb on the particulars. Larry

6. RE: Guest account enabled, still password prob from 98 to xp
SDCharge Dec-05-01 06:40 PM
In response to message 5
I got it to work. I tried sharing the c drive on the xp comp then it prompted me to enable file sharing on the computer. So I said yes and then it started working. I wonder why it didn't ask me this when I shared the folders originally, oh well. Its up and running now, thanks Larry for your help and prompt responses.

8. RE: Guest account enabled, still password prob from 98 to xp
lbyard Dec-05-01 06:44 PM
In response to message 6
Probably has one of those darn Apply buttons and OK is not good enough for it? Larry

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