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Why can't Windows 98 SE access shared folders?

An admin has four servers that all have shared folders, and are authenticated through Active Domain Controller. Three of the servers have no problem being accessed through 98 or XP, but one server allows only Windows XP clients to access its shared folders.

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We have upgraded our server from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 (some clients are on Windows XP and some are on Windows 98 SE). Windows XP clients don't face the problem faced by Windows 98 SE clients. We have four servers that all have shared folders and are authenticated through Active Domain Controller. Three of the servers have no problem being accessed through 98 or XP. But one server allows only Windows XP clients to access its shared folders. Clients of 98 are not able to. Can you help?
Windows Server 2003 turns on several security options that are not supported by Windows 98 clients by default - you should install the Active Directory Client Extensions for Windows 95/98 to allow your 98 clients to more fully participate in 2003AD. The client extensions can be downloaded from this location: click here
This was first published in January 2006

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