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File Systems and Share Access

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by Cartman, Dec 3, 2003.

  1. Cartman

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    Hi, a quicky for someone out there.

    Going over access and file systems in my revision - it IS true that a WIN98 computer can access a remote NTFS share isn't it?
    I know it can't see anything on an NTFS drive or partition locally, but it can if it's on another computer over a share?

    Grateful for anyone who can clarify this. :dunce
     
  2. Phil
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    Yes indeedy you are correct :)
     
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  3. Cartman

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    Thanks Phil,

    Truly thou art the most benevolent of oracles!

    :cheers2
     
  4. flex22

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    I think FAT file system is a major standard across the board.

    Therefore, not only Win98 machines, but also any OS that uses FAT, can access a NTFS share.

    Also though, the OS would have to have client for microsoft networks installed.

    Think I'm right, may be wrong though.

    Anyway, might carry into a wider discussion.
     
  5. Cartman

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    Nothing wrong with that, m8. I DO know that what you're saying is right, I have tried access to my computer before from a WIN98 machine (mine is W2K as you know) and you need 3 things to make sure it does,
    1) Client for Microsoft Networks, and
    2) Set up WIN98 so that it logs on with an account that is allowed in W2K. In this case using the guest account and making sure it is activated on the W2K machine.
    3) I used NetBeui protocol to access it. Not sure how TCP/IP would fly - sure it would probably work, but NetBeui is easier, ;-)

    In homage to the 1st post though, when I tried it, I had a FAT32 partition on the W2K machine - didn't know at the time the WIN98 machine could talk to NTFS over a share!!!
     
  6. Nelix
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    Why do people still use Win98???????????????????????????
     
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  7. Cartman

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    Probably the same reason some people still have vinyl records! (I don't BTW!)
     
  8. Jakamoko
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    I use it for a client OS, as it's all my wee ancient laptop can hold. still does the job - just that we're spoiled by the power that is w2k 8)

    @Cartman - no issues with TCP/IP on w98 to access w2k/NTFS - it works same as it works in any scenario.

    HTH :)
     
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  9. AJ

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    :what? We've still got machines running Win 95.

    It does save on patching W2K and XP machines with the advent of W32 worms. Still it's stable so why change if it suits the requirements?

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