I've found two ways to try to let Win98 access Vista's shared folders
over a network, and neither of them is working:
The first is to enable LM and NTLM authentication on Vista by running
secpol.msc. That method hasn't worked for me, so I've disabled LM and
NTLM on Vista and set it back to NTLMv2 only.
I'm trying a second method, described in Microsoft KB article 288358,
to download, install, and un-install the Directory Services Client on
Win98SE. That part went successfully.
Now, when I access Vista Ultimate from 98SE, a window opens showing
Vista's shared folders. That means that 98SE is successfully
connecting to Vista using NTLMv2 authentication. However, I'm having
trouble browsing the Vista shared folders that are visible:
1. Some folders don't show all of the files that are in them.
2. Some folder names are truncated. For example, a folder named
Download appears as just D.
3. Access to individual files hangs, or it fails with a message saying
"The specified network resource or device is no longer available."
Does anyone know what the problem is? Is it possible to access
Vista's shared folders, and the files they contain, from 98SE using
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program