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Windows Networking


The easiest way to work with EServer files and websites from Windows is to use Microsoft Network Neighborhood.

  Connect To Server Name
  Username and Password
  SMB Window

The easiest way to use the EServer from Windows is Microsoft's network protocol called Network Neighborhood (formerly "SMB," now "CIFS" for you techies). This protocol (which comes already installed on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP) allows people to access the EServer and read, copy, or edit files as if the EServer were a (huge) hard disk attached directly to their computer.

When you use Windows Networking to connect to the EServer, double-clicking a folder will open it, double-clicking files will open them. If you see a file or folder you'd like, dragging its icon to your disk will copy it, and you can edit files directly on the EServer using your favorite programs.

To Log In

To connect from a computer running Windows 95, 98 or ME (which have only a "personal" version of network access), you must use your EServer login name when you first turn on the machine:

UNIX, Mac OS, Windows NT, 2000 and XP allow multiple login names for multiple servers. But Windows 95, 98 and ME will only allow you to use one login name for all network servers, so you must log in with your EServer account at startup. (If you are not an EServer member, use the login name "guest" and an empty password.)

To connect over the Internet, select the "Run..." option from the "Start" menu in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

This picture is of Windows XP, but resembles the screens from Windows 95, 98, NT and Vista. This will open the "Run" dialog box, which will ask you what program, folder, document or Internet resource you wish to use. Enter exactly \\ as you see below:

Some Windows computers display an error message that says "Network name not found." This results from network settings that require users to enter the EServer's IP address instead of domain name. If this happens to you, enter the following into the "Run" dialog box:

If your EServer password is different from the network password you entered above, you will be prompted to enter your EServer password:

This will show you the EServer's three volumes. You can double-click to open any of these, and can read, copy or modify files on the EServer as if it were a 100-gigabyte hard drive on your own computer.

These pictures are of Windows XP, but resemble the screens from Windows 95, 98, ME, NT and 2000.