Originally Posted by Reden
...BTW, in my day job I'm responsible for a legacy system about the same age. Care and feeding of the beast is a challenge. How's everyone else's Windows NT 4.0 (I have 4) and Windows 98 (thankfully all retired) systems running?
I recently added Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
and Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Desktops to my LAN, 'tried
' to upgrade everyone to NTLM2
' to get the Win7 and Vista PCs to access the HPLJ IIs and IIIs on Intel NetPortExpress Pro-100s via a Win2K Pro SP4 Print Server on a Gateway 6400.
I learned about 'Kernel-Mode
' vs 'User-Mode
' Print Drivers and somehow got NEW (i.e. with MORE features
' HPLJ II / III Print Drivers loaded onto the Gateway 6400. Years ago, I bought a HPLJ III Postscript Cartridge
just to get 2-Up printing. But, now the *OLD* drivers in Win2K are allowing 2/4/6/9/16-Up - I have no idea where that came from, but it's working and I'm using it! LMCompatibility
3 is giving me heartaches. And, even with IE6 SP1 128-bit encryption, SECUR32.DLL from DSClient still installs as 56-bit encryption on Win98SE. I just found the 'DSClient Hot Fix
' today, but haven't installed it yet - too many other priorities at the moment.
Have you gone through this 'Experiment'? If so, any tips?
BTW, now that I'm sleeping ~8+ hours per night again (after SEVEN YEARS of insomnia!
), I'm giving thought to continuing my efforts (from ~2005) to install NT4 Server and Win2K Server (aka 'Learning Experience') in order to get PDCs / BDCs / Domains and eliminate the need of duplicating UserIDs / Passwords on each-and-every PC. Win7 Home and Vista Home don't even allow User Groups!
I don't remember at-the-moment whether or not they allow Domains?!?
What a royal PITA the 'Home' versions are!
Luckily, I learned how to edit the Registry to replace the Group Policy Editor!
It's good to have INTERESTING hobbies!