XP machine creates and logs onto wrong domain

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We have a small business network, and one of our XP machines must be set up
wrong. Instead of logging onto the main network, it creates a new one
"MSHOME." I've tried to change the name through the Network setup Wizard,
but it always changes back! Any help much appreciated.
-Pete
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Try moving it to a workgroup called "workgroup". If successful then move it
    from the workgroup to your domain.

    hth
    DDS W 2k MVP MCSE

    <Pete@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:gFZue.3455$re.3148@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
    > We have a small business network, and one of our XP machines must be set
    > up wrong. Instead of logging onto the main network, it creates a new one
    > "MSHOME." I've tried to change the name through the Network setup Wizard,
    > but it always changes back! Any help much appreciated.
    > -Pete
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    Change it on the "Computer Name" tab of System properties instead. Use the
    "change" button while logged in with an administrator account. You will need
    to reboot.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    <Pete@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:gFZue.3455$re.3148@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
    > We have a small business network, and one of our XP machines must be set
    > up wrong. Instead of logging onto the main network, it creates a new one
    > "MSHOME." I've tried to change the name through the Network setup Wizard,
    > but it always changes back! Any help much appreciated.
    > -Pete
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Thanks, but didn't work.

    "Danny Sanders" <Danny.Sanders@NO-SPAMcpcmed.org> wrote in message
    news:%23hHaQjPeFHA.616@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Try moving it to a workgroup called "workgroup". If successful then move
    > it from the workgroup to your domain.
    >
    > hth
    > DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
    >
    > <Pete@nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:gFZue.3455$re.3148@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
    >> We have a small business network, and one of our XP machines must be set
    >> up wrong. Instead of logging onto the main network, it creates a new one
    >> "MSHOME." I've tried to change the name through the Network setup Wizard,
    >> but it always changes back! Any help much appreciated.
    >> -Pete
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I'll let you know Monday if it works.

    "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:eoKZ2ZReFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Change it on the "Computer Name" tab of System properties instead. Use the
    > "change" button while logged in with an administrator account. You will
    > need to reboot.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    > www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >
    > <Pete@nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:gFZue.3455$re.3148@newssvr19.news.prodigy.com...
    >> We have a small business network, and one of our XP machines must be set
    >> up wrong. Instead of logging onto the main network, it creates a new one
    >> "MSHOME." I've tried to change the name through the Network setup Wizard,
    >> but it always changes back! Any help much appreciated.
    >> -Pete
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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