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Can Windows 95 clients authenticate with .NET AD?

We currently use Windows 2000 Active Directory. We were going to upgrade to .NET Active Directory, but then I heard that Windows 95 clients would not be able to authenticate because they do not support Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. Is this true? Our Microsoft rep said Windows 95 clients should be able to authenticate.
You can download the Windows 95 version of the Active Directory Services Interface. Your Microsoft rep was correct -- Windows 95 can authenticate.
This was first published in February 2003

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