Windows 2003 Server

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  1. 01Z71

    01Z71 New Member

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    I am trying to netowrk a machine with Windows '98 and two with XP Home Edition and cannot get them to see my server.

    I have an XP Pro Machine that sees it with no problem.

    Is there something I am missing? Thanks.

    The Server has MS '03 Server Small Business
     
  2. Leb_CRX

    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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    what do you mean by see your server? like browse to it or map it?

    is the SBS is a domain controller?? if so are they joined to the domain or not? if not, ignore it

    try

    \\IP in the start->run...and see what happens there
     
  3. Schproda

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    XP Home isn't designed to do domain networking, workgroup only.
     
  4. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    yea but the Win98 machine could still see it.. Plus you could map the IP directly...

    Say your Win2k3 server IP is 192.168.1.10 and the printer share name is "Epson"

    Your XP-Home box should be able to map \\192.168.1.10\Epson in the printers.
     
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    I missed the part where he said he was trying to connect to a printer.
     
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    XP home does not have domain support.
     
  7. 01Z71

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    O.K. I think that's where I was going wrong.

    But I can have both the '98 and the XP Home machines as members of a workgroup?

    I am going to mess with it tomorrow. I'll keep ya'll informed as I make progress. Thanks Again!!
     
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    Workgroup is fine and you can share printers that way too. You just can't authenticate to a domain or use the domain resources.
     

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