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Win98, Win2000 permissions issue



 
 
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Old August 28th 03, 02:38 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Tx2
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Default Win98, Win2000 permissions issue

I have a 3 station network, peer to peer (TCP/IP) which is connected via
a hub (a replacement hub as the previous recently went wrong)

2 machines runs win98 SE (a laptop and a desktop)
The 3rd machine runs Win 2000

All machines can see each other on the network, and also share printers
without issue (I have 2 printers connected to 2 different machines)

The 2 win98 machines have usernames to log into when they start [1]

The Win2000 machine can access both Win98 machines shared folders.
The Win98 machines can access each other.

However, both win98 machine's cannot access the "My Documents" folder on
the Win2000 machine.

I set up a folder named "downloads" (path c:\downloads) on the win2000
machine, shared it, and both win98 machines can access it.

The login for the win2000 machine is administrator (currently with a
blank password for ease of use) and is set to log in automatically
rather than require the user to input details at startup.

I have checked permissions on the "My Documents" folder, nothing is
denied, and all users have full access to the folder (under share
properties)

Why can I not access the "My Documents" folder from the other 2
machines?

I'm sure I used to be able to before the hub busted?


[1] see separate post for a win98 user login issue

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Old August 28th 03, 03:24 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Clansman
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Default Win98, Win2000 permissions issue

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 14:38:48 +0100, TX2
wrote:

I have a 3 station network, peer to peer (TCP/IP) which is connected via
a hub (a replacement hub as the previous recently went wrong)

2 machines runs win98 SE (a laptop and a desktop)
The 3rd machine runs Win 2000

All machines can see each other on the network, and also share printers
without issue (I have 2 printers connected to 2 different machines)

The 2 win98 machines have usernames to log into when they start [1]

The Win2000 machine can access both Win98 machines shared folders.
The Win98 machines can access each other.

However, both win98 machine's cannot access the "My Documents" folder on
the Win2000 machine.

I set up a folder named "downloads" (path c:\downloads) on the win2000
machine, shared it, and both win98 machines can access it.

The login for the win2000 machine is administrator (currently with a
blank password for ease of use) and is set to log in automatically
rather than require the user to input details at startup.

I have checked permissions on the "My Documents" folder, nothing is
denied, and all users have full access to the folder (under share
properties)

Why can I not access the "My Documents" folder from the other 2
machines?

I'm sure I used to be able to before the hub busted?

I think, on the win2000 you'll need to setup 2 accounts for the 2 x Win98
comps, using their comp name as the `user' name and giving them the relevent
permissions.

Clansman

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Old August 29th 03, 07:48 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Clansman
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Default Win98, Win2000 permissions issue

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003 15:47:48 +0100, TX2
wrote:

In article ,
says...


I think, on the win2000 you'll need to setup 2 accounts for the 2 x Win98
comps, using their comp name as the `user' name and giving them the relevent
permissions.



OK, I can try, but I can see, and access, the "downloads" folder I
created.

Or would that not be affected the same way as a users documents folder
which is assigned to them under their profile, whereas the "downloads"
folder is a 'generic' folder created on C:\ ?

Does that make sense?



Sort of. I have a network and to get the win98 to `access' the Win2k comp, I
had to setup a `user' account on the Win2k. Before i set it up it could `see'
it and if i tried to access it, the Win2k responded with a login prompt and
as i hadn't `setup' any accounts on the Win2k anything I typed in was ignored.

I suppose it's not so much a `user' account, more of a `computer' account, I
think the Win2k `sees' the Win98 as a `user'. I don't have to `login' or
anything.

Clansman


 




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