Windows 98 & no password.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Wed Nov 19 22:08:28 GMT 2003

Okay, I'm *guessing* at this point because I don't have a W98 box handy to 
test against.

First thing to check is the network configuration on the box.  What does 
it say about primary logon?  Is it Windows logon or Client for Microsoft 

You can test this fairly easily, but I *think* that if it's set to 
"Windows logon" then the system will request a separate password when 
connecting to a share.

Chris -)-----

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 08:43:26PM +0200, Trevor Fraser wrote:
> Hi All,
> What happens if there is a Windows 98 machine that doesn't have a
> password, what I mean is the guy puts in his user name and a blank
> password and hits the enter key and he is in.  
> How do I map a network drive for this guy.  I don't find a 'logon as'
> function on '98, and as far as I've read, the system will try to log on
> using his user name and password from the system.
> I'm using Samba 2.3 (I think, its the one that came standard with Red
> Hat 7.3)  Any help or clarity on this will be appreciated.
> Regards,
> Trevor.

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