Ok, so I have a Windows 98 machine that is trying to talk to a Windows Server 2012 machine.
The user on the 98 machine is CRAIG & A user on the Windows Sever 2012 is CRAIG
The passwords are identical.
Whenever I try to view the shared folders on the Windows Server 2012 machine from the Windows 98 machine, I get the IPC$ password request.
No passwords I have on the systems work.
Now, this is a very common tale and "enabling the guest account" is suppose to work but I believe it use to work (it's not a very common thing for me to navigate the server through the 98 machine). I had a boot problem after a partition resize and had to fix it with SYS C: from a boot disk. I don't want to say that this command caused this but it is something I did and as a troubleshooter, I like to get ALL information I can as to reduce the symptoms to causes.
If relevant, The story on that partition resize is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/564765/98-partition-re-size-invalid-disk-error/
Thanks in advance!