Revised: 15 May 2020 - Design and Content © 1996-2021 Bernard Veasey - All rights reserved.
First of all on RISC OS, make sure you have configured
LMtransport to IP. To view this setting type:
To set, use *confugure LMtransport IP
This is how you set up a LanMan98 share:
This is the displayed name shown in the LanMan98
window, so call it something relevant to the share on your
This is the name of the Windows computer. You can find
this by clicking ‘Start’, then right clicking ‘Computer’, then
clicking ‘Properties’. You will then see it displayed in the
resulting window after ‘Computer name:’.
Make sure you have edited your RISC OS Hosts file to
show the IP address and name of your Windows PC.
192.168.1.50 PCname (Acer8106 in this example)
I always avoid spaces in the Windows name.
This is the share name of the Windows folder you want
to share. It is best to avoid spaces when creating this
name. The example ‘MySharedDocs’ is the share name
of a folder called ‘MySharedDocs’ in the root directory of
the Windows hard disc which is usually drive C but could
equally be drive D etc if preferred.
This is the username of the Windows logged on user.
You can see what this is by clicking ‘Start’ and looking at
the name at the top of the right hand column.
This is the Windows password associated with the above
This is normally ticked. See LanMan98 manual for
Tick this for LanMan98 to remember the above
password. Untick this for the user to manually enter the
password each time the share is joined.
Using Windows 10 (may also work with Windows 7/8)
When setting up networking on the Windows PC, set as
‘WORKGROUP’ and set the 'Work' network profile.
In the 'Advanced sharing settings' (Home/Work and
Turn on network discovery.
Turn on file and printer sharing.
Turn on sharing so anyone with network
access can read and write files in the
Media streaming is off.
Enable file sharing for devices that use 40
or 56 bit encryption.
Turn off password protected sharing
Use user accounts and passwords to
connect to other computers (optional).
The Windows 10 PC has a manual IP address set in the
It is set as a 'Work' network.
The Windows 10 PC Homegroups are no longer supported
but if you still have them on an old version, having it
switched ON or OFF does not stop LanMan98 working.
The shared folder I have set up is - D:\MySharedDocs - on
the Windows 10 PC and it has permissions set up for
'everyone' to allow 'Full control', 'read' and 'change'. No
spaces should be used in the folder name.
Set up the Windows shared folder in the following way:
Right click folder to be shared (eg.
Pre 2020 - Share with > Specific people
2020 - Give access to > Specific people
Choose 'Everyone' from drop down list.
Set ‘Everyone’ to 'Read/Write'.
The following method of sharing a folder seems to fail:
Right click folder to be shared (eg. D:\MySharedDocs)
Properties > Sharing > Advanced sharing
Tick 'Share this folder' > Permissions > Everyone
Set 'Full control', 'read' and 'change' to be ticked.
You may also have to ‘allow’ or ‘deny’ the share using your
third-party Internet security software. For reference, I use
Bullguard Internet Security on the Windows PC.
If you use Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 you will need
to set the following settings to ‘Allow’.
Settings > Protection Centre > Firewall > Packet Rules
Local Services (TCP) - Allow
Local Services (UDP) - Allow
Advanced Sharing Settings
Make sure all the ‘Advanced Sharing Settings’ as above
are set correctly as Windows 10 updates alter them and
you will get the ‘Access Denied’ or similar errors, so be
sure to check this if the LanMan98 connection stops
SMB 1 has to be ON. If you get the error: ‘Connection
reset by peer’ or some other odd error message, make
sure SMB 1 is ON. To check, go to: Control Panel >
Programs & Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off
> SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support > SMB 1.0/CIFS
clicking the little ‘+’ icon on the left to reveal all its settings
and make sure that the SMB 1 Server and Client items are
ticked, then Restart your Windows PC.
The above window as shown after the
1 May 2018 mega Windows 1803 update.
Alternatively, you can open the ‘Windows Features’
window by typing ‘Windows Features’ into the Cortana
search box and clicking the ‘Turn Windows features on or
off’ entry that pops up.
Apple Mac with Windows 10 on Parallels
If you are running Windows 10 on a Mac using Parallels, to
make it work properly, you have to select 'Default adapter'
Parallels > Settings > Hardware > Network 1
In previous versions of Parallels, this was the default
setting, but in the latest release it defaults to 'Shared
network', which doesn't work as we want it to.
Windows Key / R > winver - for Windows version.
Connecting a RISC OS computer running LanMan98 to a Windows 10 PC
Using LanMan98 2.06 on
RISC OS 5.22 (Iyonix) 5.29 (ARMX6)
and RISC OS 5.29 (Raspberry Pi)
I recommend the use of Open Shell Menu
to enable the use of a desktop Start Menu
etc when using Windows 10