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I UPGRADED TO WINXP SPK 2 AND HERE IS THE PROBLEM

by er_paez47 / November 21, 2004 10:46 PM PST

Hello,
I have a worskt running win xp pro in a network that still is running win nt server 4.0 spk 5, when i upgraded that machine to winxp spk 2 a couples of the drives mapped in that machine to see the server drive they were not availables, so what i did was restore the win xp spk2 machine to his original settings to win xp, cause i did not know what to do, i just want to know if you can help me here what should i do if i want to go to the win xp spk2 again and solve this problem, seen to me like i was not able to have access to those drive cause some kind of security issues where installed can you please help what should i do to solve this, so that will help me to upgrade that machine and two other ones i have.
Thanks
Ernesto

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I don't expect it to work. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2004 10:50 PM PST

While I should comment that NT 4.0 has a blatent security issue that was never fixed, you are not at the latest Service Pack 6a (or later?) so I would never expect this to operate without a hitch.

Also, Microsoft changed the logon encryption method and NT might be left in a lurch since it's support is long dead. There is a workaround for that and your IT should know the drill. It's called "clear text passwords". If your IT can't do this, or is unaware then send them back to school.

Sorry to seem so blunt about it, but it's dead, Jim.

Bob

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Re: I UPGRADED TO WINXP SPK 2 AND HERE IS THE PROBLEM
by Yew / November 21, 2004 11:21 PM PST

I'm going to agree with Bob. NT4 systems shouldn't be connected to the Internet, no matter what. Especially if you aren't running SP6 and all the other updates.

Upgrade the thing to Win2K or Linux using SAMBA, or take it out back and do what nature seems to have forgotten to do, and put a bullet in it.

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Re: I UPGRADED TO WINXP SPK 2 AND HERE IS THE PROBLEM
by David Chan / November 21, 2004 11:31 PM PST

Beside updating your SP for NT4.0 have you tried the following:

1. Re-mapping your network drives?
2. Disable the XP Firewall.
3. If it's a workgroup & File Sharing setup check to see if your IP addresses are set to the same group as the others if you are on Static IP. SP2 might have reset it to Dynamic IP?
4. Check in both My Network Places to see if your XP PC can see the Server in the Workgroup computers.

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Re: install wxpro and cannot find server
by avl_325 / November 25, 2004 10:56 PM PST

cannot find sever everything else works ok.

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