Problem:

With 98 or NT4, installing Sevice Pack #3 breaks \\afs\{sharename}.....

or you are running Win98 or Windows 2000 (include SP3 changes)


For Windows 2000

Don't recall the error msg, but this worked for me under 2000 beta.

  • Right click here and choose Save Link As to download Win2000 registry update.
    >You should save this into a temporary location, like: C:\windows\desktop (which will put an icon on your desktop).
  • Then double-click on this icon to install.
  • Then REBOOT your system.

    For Windows 98

    Haven't tried this, don't know error msg, but this should work.

  • Right click here and choose Save Link As to download Win98 patch.
    >You should save this into a temporary location, like: C:\windows\desktop (which will put an icon on your desktop).
  • Then right-click on this icon and select INSTALL.
  • REBOOT your system.

    For Windows NT 4.0

    Users get the following error message:

    Account is not authorized to login from this Station.

    What this really means, is that the server can't do encrypted passwords, and your NT client is being fussy about not doing plain text passwords.

    Here is the WinNT4 patch:

    REGEDIT4
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Rdr\Parameters]
    "EnablePlainTextPassword"=dword:00000001
    

    To install the patch follow these steps:

    You should now be able to do \\afs\root & \\afs\homes connections.
    You can now safely remove the registry file you downloaded from your desktop.


    For Windows 95

    This can also happen on Windows 95. Apparantly, there are updates to the networking files (part of OEM SR2 DFS client) that perform many of the same changes as SP3 on Windows NT 4.0. Unfortunately (VERY), the error msg is:

    Incorrect Password

    Here is the Win95 patch:

    REGEDIT4
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VNETSUP]
    "EnablePlainTextPassword"=dword:00000001
    

    To install the patch follow these steps:

    You should now be able to do \\afs\root & \\afs\homes connections.
    You can now safely remove the registry file you downloaded from your desktop.