SAMBA and Windows 98 and Windows NT4(service pack 3 or later)

For security reasons, Windows 98/NT4 will normally not allow you to send plain text passwords. It sends only encrypted passwords. However, Samba servers require plain text passwords, so you cannot connect to Samba servers unless you change a registry entry to enable plain text passwords.

To enable plain-text passwords:
1. Start->Run.
2. Type regedit.
3. Add the DWORD value to the Registry entry EnablePlainTextPassword (reg Dword) 1 in the following Registry location:
Win98: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VNETSETUP
WinNT: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Rdr\Parameters

NOTE: In the string "EnablePlainTextPassword"there are no spaces and case is important.


You can download one of the following files:
Windows 98: Win98_PlainPassword.reg
Windows NT: NT4_PlainPassword.reg
1. Start->Run.
2. Type regedit.
3. Registry->import registry
4. Choose the appropriate file.

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