One computer is win xp pro the other computer is win 98. I am connecting thru a cable modem and router.
I have been able to get most things to work, but I have not been able to set up user-level access on the win-98 computer.
I ran the network setup wizard on the win xp computer and had it create the disk to run on win 98. I used the created setup disk to setup the network on the win98 machine.
Both machines can use the internet. On each machine I can ping the other machine.
I have 2 hard dives on the win xp machine - one using NTFS and one using FAT32. I can set each up for sharing, go to the win 98 machine - map them as network drives and read each of the drives.
I have a printer connected to the win xp machine but not the win98 machine. On the win xp machine - I shared a printer. I was able to go to the win 98 machine - add a network printer, select print for a file, and select the shared printer. The file printed ok to the printer.
Trouble came when I tried to set up a win98 drive for sharing. On the win98 machine I had the newtwork setup to use user-level access. When I went to the Network and selected Access Control - with user level access cotnrol selected - in the box for Obtain list of users and gruops from - I tried with the name of the win98 machine and also tried with the name of the win xp machine.
Either way I get the below error mesage:
"You can not view the list of users at this time. Please try again later".
On the win98 machine, if I set the access conrol to share-level access control - I can then share a drive on the 98 machine, map it on the XP machine and read it.
So, I have been able to get most things to work - except I would prefer to use user-level access instead of share-level access. (Mainly just trying to figure out how things work.).
Can anyone tell me what the problem is with the User-Level Access?