Interoperability is Good

An associate has a client that upgraded their file server to Windows
Server 2003 and broke my associate’s application. He has a DOS machine
at the client site that handles their faxing and EDI functionality, and
the client can’t get the DOS box to authenticate to the Windows Server
2003. Based on this KnowledgeBase article,
it looks to me like Windows 95 and DOS systems are out of luck if they
need to attach to Windows 2003 shares, as they lack the ability to
encrypt their authentication information. I wonder if Microsoft had
some legitimate reason to break backward compatibility, or if they did
it just to force obsolescence of older clients…

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