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Re: [vox-tech] samba help: win2k
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Re: [vox-tech] samba help: win2k



Your Win2k machine might be trying to be the domain controller, but
unable, because Linux is taking over that job.  Also, SMB is such a flaky
service that it just refuses to work sometimes... or more often than not.
I've had that problem millions of times.  It's just the way it is.  :-(

As for the registry restoration, one used to be able to restore the Win9x
(and WinME too, I think) registry using either regedit or scanreg.  I
don't remember which.  But one of 'em had a /restore option.  Run the tool
under DOS, and you get a text menu that lists all the backed up
registries, and you can select the one you want to restore.  My WinXP
doesn't have scanreg so I guess they took that tool out in the NT kernel
but maybe Win2K has it.  NT Likes to do things graphically so maybe they
have a graphical tool instead.

Probably not very helpful, but it gives you something to think about.

-Mark

PS: If you quote my e-mail, please take my e-mail address off the "On
[date] [mark's e-mail address] wrote:" line.  Thanks!


On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 [PETER] wrote:

> dear jeff, mike and jan,
>
> new information.  i should mention this, because it's relevent.  we have
> three main computers:
>
> satan   linux          my main system.  has printer.
> navalle linux/win98    rhonda's main system / engineering stuff
> lucifer linux/win2k    my gaming machine / flash stuff
>
> recently i've been playing around with flash MX, so i made lucifer a
> dual boot to run flash.  here's the new information:
>
> samba is _already_ set up.  i can browse satan's folders from win98 and
> vice versa.  samba works great between these two systems.
>
> here's the new information.  out of curiosity, i booted up win98.  not
> only does samba still work (i can browse satan from win98), but in the
> network neighborhood, i see:
>
>    * satan   (linux)
>    * navalle (win98)
>    * lucifer (win2k)
>
> all systems are browsable from win98.  i can traverse the win2k
> filesystem.  works great.
>
> now i walk 2 feet over the win2k console.  network neighborhood is
> called "computers near me".
>
> i double click it, and get "workgroup is not accessible.  the network
> path was not found".   it's my understanding that win2k should at least
> list itself.
>
> therefore:
>
>    i can browse linux from win98
>    i can browse win98 from linux
>
>    i can browse win2k from win98
>    i can browse win2k from linux
>
>    i can NOT browse win98 from win2k.
>    i can NOT browse linux from win2k.
>
> win2k is giving everyone permission to browse it's filesystem.  however,
> it doesn't know how to find other systems and cannot browse other
> filesystems.
>
> mike, because samba works between linux and win98, that's why i said i
> think the problem is the win2k system.  something is definitely screwy
> with the win2k system.
>
> this is a LOT more complicated than NFS!!!
>
> any ideas?
>
> pete

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