OK so I am running 7 or 8. Is there a way to disable that network
password deal so my XP machines or presumably other w/7 machines can
see it without jumping through those hoops?
I know 7 has serious problems seeing a W/98 machine.
On 04/08/2017 08:22 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I used to have my machines networked but no longer bother.
If I need to transfer something I'll just use a USB stick.
I do have a network printer however and all machines can print to it.
Really simplifies things and saves a lot of money.
I have an XP file server, mostly just for music and video and I have a
W/98 laptop that runs a network printer and a big SCSI scanner. If I
ever make the switch to 7 or 8 I will lose that laptop I suppose. I do
have an XP "thin client" machine that will do the job but the laptop
is nice because it has the monitor and keyboard right there in a very
We have two desktop computers networked (one in each of our home
offices), as well as two networked printers (one in each of our
ofices) that each serve a different printing purpose. We're running
Windows 10 on both computers which has great networking capability,
as well as our modem/router which also enhances networking options.
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On Sun, 09 Apr 2017 01:08:10 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
With a few tweaks, it is possible to network the systems via Windows
networking. See below for doing it with Win 3x/DOS network client. Note
that this is also the so-called "Share Level" security that can be
specified vs "User Level" on Win 9x systems.
Note that this will seriously degrade the security of your Vista/ 7/8/10
systems, and might cause access to "stock"-configured 7&+ systems to be
If you need networking of specific directories, it will be easier to use
NFS instead. There are free NFS clients and servers for various versions of
Windows. Post a follow-up here or send email to my address in the headers
if you want to know how to find them. I have some that I have used to share
files between Win7 and Win 3.11 both ways, so anything in between should
work as well.
To share Win 3.1 files using SMB protocol:
On the Win2K/XP/7 directories to be shared, user "Guest"
give full access & control under "Security" tab.
(Recursively all the way down.)
For Read-only shares, under "Sharing" tab [Advanced] button,
to user "Guest" give permission: Read[x].
For Read-write shares, under "Sharing" tab [Advanced] button,
to user "Guest" give permissions:
Full Control [x], Change [x], Read [x].
The "Guest" account does NOT need to be "On".
XP/2K & 7&Up
Dword DisableLoopbackCheck = 1 (Default No Key Present or 0)
Dword LimitBlankPasswordUse = 0 (Default 1)
Dword LmCompatibilityLevel = 0 (Default No Key Present or 5)
Dword NoLmHash = 0 (Default 1)
Dword RestrictReceivingNTLMTraffic = 0 (Default No Key Present or 2)
Dword RestrictSendingNTLMTraffic = 0 (Default No Key Present or 2)
Dword Start = 2 (Default 0)
Dword DisableStrictNameChecking = 1 (Default No Key Present or 0)
Dword LmAnnounce = 1 (Default 0)
Dword RestrictNullSessAccess = 0 (Default 1)
Dword EnablePlainTextPassword = 1 (Default No Key Present or 0)
Dword AllowNBToInternet = 1 (Default No Key Present or 0)
Dword EveryoneIncludesAnonymous = 1 (Default 0)
Dword ForceGuest = 1 (Default 0)
Dword RestrictAnonymousSAM = 0 (Default 1)
Dword NtlmMinClientSec = 0 (Default 0x2000000)
Dword NtlmMinServerSec = 0 (Default 0x2000000)
On 04/07/2017 09:31 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This is M$'s doing. I have had times where I have had to
connect with the IP address
Also, make sure make sure yo are broadcasting your computer's
Open Services and set "Function Discovery Resource Publication"
to "Automatic". And, start the service
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