I have to stick to Win98 and Microsoft in general
The age and specs. of the machines. Some P1 233Mhz 64MB ram etc.. , so I can't upgrade to Wiin2k or Linux (with GUI)
Courses in MSOffice - Word, Excel, Access - Exams designed for those apps only - means no Open Office
Maintain familiar environment for both staff and students and home and school - Though a Newbie I'm already in love with linux but live in a MS world here. At the mention of complete system switch somebody might have a cow. i wouldn't dare.
Anyway "rtspitz" you are correct about the irregular behaviour. Though the only problem i have is "the domain password you supplied is not correct, or access to your logon server has been denied" message at logon.
Are there any smb parameters i could play with to assist the logon?
Here is one solution from Microsoft
But how do I "Configure the Samba server to support Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) password encryption"
I'll continue Googlin' but keep brainstorming