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Installing Linux

How To.. Win95/Win98/WinNT/WinMe Enable PlainTextPassword by ramani
Posted: 5 Jun 01

FOR Win95/98/Me Units

In order to connect Win98/Win95 workstations to a Linux Server, we may have to enable Plain Text Password in Windows Operating System. The method to set this in Windows 95/98 OS is given below:

In Win95/98/Me units

1. Run Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). To do this
Click on Start | Run | Open: [regedit]

2. Click on the + sign to open the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:


3. From the Edit menu, select new DWORD value.

4. Change the name of the new key from "New Value #1" to "EnablePlainTextPassword".

5. Modify the entry just added (go to the Edit menu and select Modify), to have the following value:

Value data: 1

6. Click OK and then quit the Registry Editor.

7. Shut down and restart Windows 95/98/Me computer

You should now be able to connect to a SAMBA computer, if the samba configuration contains PlainTextPassword. Note that some versions of the SAMBA has this as default. Some versions have the Password Encryption as the default.  

FOR WinNT Units

Same as above .. except Step (2)

2. Click on the + sign to open the
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:


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