Does WinXP work on WinNT domain

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I have great difficulty getting access to files on an NT
domain machine running NT Server 4.0, with an XP machine.
I have created an account (in Users and Passwords) on the
WinXP machine using the same username and password that I
have configured to use to logon to the Windows NT machine
(in User Manager).

The setup is as follows: File server is Window NT Server
4.0, clients are a mixture of Windows 98, XP PRO and XP
HOME machines. Clients are connected to the server via a
hub. One XP HOME machine is used as a mail/internet
gateway (2 NIC's - one to the hub and one to the DSL
router). All machines have mail/internet access via the
gateway.

Problems:
1. Windows 98 machines sometimes drop the mail/internet
connection thus requiring a machine restart.
Windows XP machines never drop this connection.
2. Some XP machines cannot access network resources.
(Access Denied message). Windows 98 machines always
connect to the server and have the proper access rights.

Any ideas as to the cause of this?

Regards

Colin
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    Three issues to check. First is Name Resolution. Second is Protocols and
    third is Security.

    1. Name Resolution: XP & Win2K want a DNS server, not your ISPs, but one
    setup for Your Network. While Win9x wants a WINS server. And NT is happy
    with either/both. And all will use HOSTS.

    I would install WINS on the NT server and point all the WSs at it. You might
    think about DNS on the NT server as well. But you will have to manual enter
    the info as NT 4 DNS is not Dynamic (which is what the XPs & Win2K need).
    And/or create a HOSTS file and copy it to all your machines. Just do a
    search of your hard drive for HOSTS and you will find a sample file with
    instructions for it's us (open with notepad).

    2. Protocols: By default XP & Win2K use TCP/IP, while Win9x use SPX &
    NetBEUI and NT use TCP/IP & NetBEUI.

    The answer is to be sure All your machines are using the same Protocols.
    Remove SPX from all machines (unless you have a Novel Server). Install
    TCP/IP & NetBEUI on All machines.

    3. Security: Win9x basically has none which is why you have no problem with
    those machines. For XP, Win2K & NT, they must be joined to the NT Domain and
    have user accounts setup for the people. If your NT server is NOT a PDC then
    you either have to setup local accounts on all the XP, Win2K and NT machines
    that have the same UserName & Password or supply a UserName and Password
    each time you access the resource.

    --
    Yor Suiris
    Remove the kNOT to reply.
    But it is best to share it with the group.


    "Colin Bonner" <colin@beya-ltd*nospam*.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:2933701c465b8$09baa030$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    > I have great difficulty getting access to files on an NT
    > domain machine running NT Server 4.0, with an XP machine.
    > I have created an account (in Users and Passwords) on the
    > WinXP machine using the same username and password that I
    > have configured to use to logon to the Windows NT machine
    > (in User Manager).
    >
    > The setup is as follows: File server is Window NT Server
    > 4.0, clients are a mixture of Windows 98, XP PRO and XP
    > HOME machines. Clients are connected to the server via a
    > hub. One XP HOME machine is used as a mail/internet
    > gateway (2 NIC's - one to the hub and one to the DSL
    > router). All machines have mail/internet access via the
    > gateway.
    >
    > Problems:
    > 1. Windows 98 machines sometimes drop the mail/internet
    > connection thus requiring a machine restart.
    > Windows XP machines never drop this connection.
    > 2. Some XP machines cannot access network resources.
    > (Access Denied message). Windows 98 machines always
    > connect to the server and have the proper access rights.
    >
    > Any ideas as to the cause of this?
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Colin
    >
    >
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