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Connect 98se with Win2K
halver Jan-31-02 11:11 PM
I have not been successful in creating a network between my 98se and Win2k.

Question 1: For starters I have not been able to enable "sharing" of disks on my 98se. I right click on the C drive in the Explore Windows menu but the option for "sharing" does not appear. How can I solve this?

Question 2: How do I configure networking on Win2k? In the "Systems Properities" box I do not see an option for "Configuration". How do I access that information?

Any help would be much appreciated.

PS Thank you for the helpful websites and to the detailed responses to hundreds of questions.


1. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
chubbywubby Jan-31-02 11:16 PM
In response to message 0
in 98
click my computer to see the drives or folders.
right click any drive or folder youd like to share.
click sharing...
then enable sharing.

in 2k
maybe they have a 'my network places' icon or there should be something in the control panel for networking.


3. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
lbyard Feb-01-02 00:51 AM
In response to message 0
>98... option for "sharing" does not appear. How can I solve this?
Install File and Printer for Microsoft Networks... Read and follow http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/config.htm

>How do I configure networking on Win2k?

Click Start, Help, Contents, Networking. Try it, OK? Come back if you get stuck. Larry


4. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
halver Feb-02-02 07:44 PM
In response to message 3
Problem 1 with 98SE:
I followed the instructions on the link http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/config.htm but when I clicked on the buttons for file and printer sharing I was asked to put in my Windows 98SE installation disk. I did so and then then an error message came up which read, "The file 'msshrui.dll' on Windows 98SE CD-Rom cannot be found" Apparently then, I cannot enable file or printer sharing without that file. Do you have any suggestions on how to solve this problem?

Problem 2 with Win2k: I follwed the help menus, contents and networking and found information about creating a direct connection with another computer. I follwed the wizard to the "Host or Guest" page where I am to choose either one for the computer. I made a choice but then the following message box title "incoming Connections Warning" came up. It read, "Incoming conncetions depend on the Routing and Remote Access service which was unable to start. For mor information, check the system event log." I have no idea what this means or how to solve it. Do you have any suggestions?

It seems that both of my computers have individual problems.

Thanks for your help.


5. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
lbyard Feb-02-02 10:13 PM
In response to message 4
>msshrui.dll

Select the location and point Windows to D:\win98 where D: is your CD-ROM drive.

>creating a direct connection

Thatís the wrong one. It is used for connecting computers together directly with a cable between printer ports, etc. Suggest starting at the beginning, and then connect to a local area network. I hope to write a How to on this subject, but donít hold your breathÖ Larry


6. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
halver Feb-03-02 05:56 AM
In response to message 5
>Select the location and point Windows to D:\win98 where D: is your CD-ROM drive.

I had already selected the drive where the CD-Rom was located but the file still cannot be found. I have run the CD and it functions properly in every other instance but this one. The CD-ROM is functioning properly as well in all other instances. What now?

Thanks for your help.



7. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
lbyard Feb-04-02 05:38 PM
In response to message 6
msshrui.dll is in the net7.cab file in d:\win98 on the Windows 98 CD. Did you point setup to the D:\win98 directory on the CD? Look for pronounced scratches on the CD. The CD error correction capability can handle smaller scratches, but not gouges. You can try to extract it from the cab file to C:\windows\sysem with Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Information, Tools, System Configuration Utility, or something like thatóIím running Me. Point setup to C:\windows \system might allow the install if the file is already there from a previous install. Larry

8. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
jkennedy55 Feb-04-02 09:08 PM
In response to message 7
I get this sometime, click skip file. You most likely will get a lot of files it cant find on the disk. Keep clicking skip and it will eventually install everything. Reboot, all should be fine. May have to do this a few times but eventually it will install everything it will it will all funcion.

9. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
lbyard Feb-05-02 03:27 PM
In response to message 8
I totally disagree. No files should be skipped during a network installation. Larry

10. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
halver Feb-08-02 04:39 PM
In response to message 9
I have checked the CD for the 98SE and there are no scratches on it. what else could cause the problem of not finding a file on the CD? You included several directions, but I still am not sure how to proceed past this point.

Thanks.


12. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
lbyard Feb-08-02 06:25 PM
In response to message 10
As I said in a previous post in this thread... You can try to extract it from the cab file to C:\windows\sysem with Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Information, Tools, System Configuration Utility... Larry

13. RE: Connect 98se with Win2K
ebureb Feb-09-02 07:08 PM
In response to message 12
how bout going to start/run/type in sfc this is system file checker in win 98...2000 you will have to use the prompt......
either run the utility and find the missing file or type the path too it.this might be an answer.

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