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Windows 7: Networking Win 7 with Millenium & Win 98...

29 Dec 2009   #1

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Networking Win 7 with Millenium & Win 98...

New to the forums and searched but was unable to find anything resembling my issue so I hope someone can help.

I've been asked to look at a network that consists of all the os's from 98 to Win 7. The Network worked fine prior to the addition of the Win 7 machine. They were all in the same workgroup and were able to share off each other.

The current issue is that though the Win 7 machine can be attached to the network and can see and access files off the ME machine and the Win 98 machine, they are unable to access files off the Win 7 machine. They get access denied messages. The XP and the vista machines in the workgroup have no problem connecting to the new Win 7 machine and can see what I've placed in the public libraries.

They can see the Win 7 machine on the network and can ping it.

Any ideas?

And thanks for all the great forum posts, learned a lot just from reading the posts while looking for my issue!
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29 Dec 2009   #2

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit

My hats off to you for taking on the challenge.

Anyway, it's a permissions issue most likely. I'm not sure if ME and 98 would be supported but I'd take a look at the way 7 is sharing files. There's a setting in the file sharing for encryption. If you haven't already looked you need to set it to 40/56 to provide compatibility with older version of Windows. You'll find it under Control Panel => Network and Internet => Network and Sharing center => Advanced sharing settings.

Also take a look at some of the other settings like password protected sharing.
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