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Windows® 98 DSClient
Learn all about Windows® 98 DSClient
It was a problem in the past that the users of latest versions of Windows® operating system could use the features of many Active Directory Services like Windows® 2000 Active Directory and Windows Server® 2003 Active Directory, but the users of the older versions of Windows® operating system like Windows® NT, Windows® 98 and Windows® 95 could not do this. For solving this problem, Microsoft® has introduced some useful extensions for the older versions of Windows® operating system so that users or client platform can easily get the benefits from the features of “Windows Server® 2003” and “Windows® 2000 Active Directory services.” The main aim of Microsoft® was to help those customers who wanted the deployment of Windows® 2003 or Windows® 2000 Servers along with the oldest platforms like Windows® 98 or Windows® 95.
- Role of Windows® 98 DSClient
- DFS fault tolerance client
- Difficulties in installation of DSClient on Windows® 98 system
Role of Windows® 98 DSClient
The older versions of Windows® operating system lack various amazing features of Windows® XP and Windows® 2000 regarding the Active Directory. Windows® 98 DSClient is basically a batch of an extension that is very much necessary for performing the various roles of Active Directory in the environment of Windows® 98. Some of the major roles of Windows® 98 DSClient are as follows. One of the most important roles of Windows® 98 DSClient is site awareness. This role consists of the ability to find and log on to that domain controller (DC) which is closer to the client, instead of Primary Domain Controller. It also plays a role of Active Directory Service Interfaces. This role of Windows® 98 Dsclient offers a common API (Application Programming Interface) to the programmers of Active Directory.
DFS fault tolerance client
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People who want to install the DSClient on Windows® 98 system have to face some difficulties. Some of the main difficulties are as follows. NTLM 2 authentication creates lots of confusion in the mind of users due to its complex mechanism. Also, the configuration of workstation so that “local WINS server” can be used is another complex requirement of its installation that is hard to fulfill.