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MS 2000 Switching Between Domain & Workgroup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by SugarHoofs, Jan 14, 2002.

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  1. SugarHoofs

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    Hi!

    I am remote from my companies headquarters.

    My company has a VPN installed through Checkpoint.

    The company gave me a laptop with MS 2000 and a Network Domain installed to access their default VPN.

    I have a Win98 2nd Edition peer-to-peer network, with five computers.

    I want to be able to 'add' the MS 2000 laptop to my home network that has a Workgroup network, for full accessibility to my ISP, other home computers, etc.

    Question:

    Will I be able automatically see my new MS 2000 laptop with a Network Domain on my Workgroup network or do I have to plan to switch back and forth the Domain and Workgroup Network ID settings?
    - I tried doing that, switching the Domain setting to my local workgroup setting and now gett the error message of "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be
    contacted."
    - my network admin says he will investigate but does not believe we can switch back to the original Domain setting without him doing a reconfig of my hard drive at Headquarters.

    Any ideas? This above situation, switching between Domain and Workgroup settings remote from headquarters must be common?

    Thanks for your help and ideas. Let me know any others clarifications I need to offer.
     
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