Win 9x to NT workgroup VPN
lavoie_stephane at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 18 16:30:09 EDT 2001
Windows 95 and Windows NT have a compatibility issue regarding folder sharing. This is not du to VPN setting but to Microsoft (I have this problem on my LAN at work). The following is taken from the Microsoft bulletin: (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q169/8/41.asp)
When you attempt to connect to a share on a Windows 95-based computer from a Windows NT 4.0 workstation or server or Windows 2000, the connection attempt may not succeed and you may receive an "Access Denied" error message if the following conditions exist:
a.. The Windows 95 server has user-level security enabled (instead of share-level security), and the security provider is a Windows NT domain.
b.. You are attempting to connect to the Windows 95-based computer by using a UNC name (\\servername\sharename) instead of by mapping a drive letter to the share.
c.. The Windows NT 4.0 workstation or server has Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3 installed.
This behavior can also occur with Windows 98-based computers connecting to Windows 95-based computers, and from Windows 95-based computers with the DFS client installed talking to Windows 95-based computers.
Microsoft is very evasive on any way to solve this problem. They say there exist a VXD driver (available on request only). If you think this may be your problem (Try changing your sharing access level to see if its solving your problem), send me a personal mail, I will foward you the drivers. (The zip file is about 1.5 MB)
Hope this can help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dale L. Handy, P.E." <dale at GREP.NET>
To: <VPN at SECURITYFOCUS.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 12:18 PM
Subject: Win 9x to NT workgroup VPN
> Hopefully, this is not considered too far off-topic.
> I have users that are connecting via PPTP to a network. The NT users
> are able to map drives within the network. However, the Win 9x users
> (who are unwilling to move to NT) can connect and do other things, but
> are not able to map drives on the NT workgroup that they connect to.
> I have tried adding and removing protocols, and a few other things
> (which are unfortunately, not coming to mind right now). I can't seem
> to make any changes in how it works.
> Any ideas?
> "A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for."
> -- Dale L. Handy, P.E.
> dale at grep.net
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