Windows 7 Network File Sharing Fix or?



Hi Experts,

I am trying to connect a Win2K Desktop to a Win 7
NetBook. It seems that this was a BIG problem
until fairly recently. Then M$ decided to fix it
- or did they?

A URL with info is:

I have been trying to follow this article and find
a lot of it falling short. Here is an extract that
explains the intention.
"Microsoft has amped-up their new operating system
with some new security standards, which notably
fix their aging Samba (SMB) Windows File Sharing
protocol. By default, Windows Seven comes
pre-configured to only communicate with other file
sharing clients and servers which are also using
the new beefed-up and more secure version of the
Samba file sharing protocol. Because of this, it
will not properly communicate with computers
running older versions of Samba (SMB) Windows File
Sharing protocol."

I took the following steps on Win2K: [Start |
Search | Click the 'Look in' box and select C: |
Type 'local security policy' in the top slot
'Search for files and folders named'
Click the 'Search Now' button below. In the right
window the list from the top goes from Local
Settings, Security, etc down to 'Local Security
Policy.' Click it and a 'Local Security Settings'
window will open. You can compare this with the
second image down in the web page.

This 'Local Security Settings' window on the top
left side shows the Security Settings | Account
Policies | Local Policies |. Click Local Policies
and Security Options appears. The right side of
that image shows the top line as : Policy -
Security Setting. That does not exist in my
computer and the almost all the other entries
below it are different from mine. The line below
that image is:

'From here, under the policy browser select and
open “Network security:Minimum session security
for NTLM SSP (including RPC based) Clients“.'

In the context of the image above, this makes no
sense at all to me.

Can anyone figure it out?


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