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XP Home and NT Domains

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Spinach, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. Spinach

    Spinach Thread Starter

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    Hello,


    Can anybody help me in setting up an XP home ed. machine to log onto an NT domain....? I have looked just about everywhere in the network setup and I can't find anything... :(


    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Rockn

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    I don't think you can network the home edition...from all the posts I have read it will only work with the pro edition.
     
  3. Brooks

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    As Rockn said, it cannot be done.

    You can only use XP Home edition in a small workgroup. It does not include the necessary parts to allow domain authentication.
     
  4. gajajakr

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    Thanks for answering that question. I've had 2 days of XP agravation in trying to get it networked to NT domain. Is there a cheap upgrade of XP that will allow it to network? Can XP PRo be networked to NT?
    Thanks
    Gary
     
  5. Dan O

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    XP Home can access Shared files but it cannot logon to a domain. No there is cheap upgrade fro XP Pro. Yes, XP Pro users can logon to NT domain. XP offers Active Directory with better security.
     
  6. gajajakr

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    As it shows, I'm illerate when it comes to networking and can use all the help I can get.
    When you say XP can access shared files, can this be done without logging on to the domain?
    What network I have is a NT4 server, 1 W95 workstation, 1 W98SE workstation, and this new XP computer in the vacant spot that was a workstion.
    Thanks for the patience.
    Gary:eek:
     
  7. Dan O

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    Sure, You can map a drive using Windows Explorer or use NET USE. If the share is on XP a user account has to be created.
     
  8. gajajakr

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow.
    Gary
     
  9. Spinach

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    thank for the replies...

    reason i'm asking is mainly for outlook 2000. we use exchange and I have set this machine up for someone that doesn't really need to access the domain as such, they are more involved on the unix side of the network, she just needs to check email etc. Now, the irritation is that everytime you open outlook 2000 it asks you for user, domain and password... Any ideas on how to work around this one so that it doesn't ask for passwords?

    any help would be appreciated
     
  10. Dan O

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    Because the user did not logon into a domain and get authenticated it would be a security vulnerability to allow them to access Exchange without providing a password. There are ways around it but I don't recommend it or will I provide details how.
     
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