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Can XP Home join a domain, yea or nay?

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Anonymous
September 4, 2004 1:33:54 PM

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Hello,
OK I have heard the drift that it is impossible for XP Home to join a
domain, then I hear that it IS possible. If it is possible, can someone who
has done it tell me the steps.

TIA
Armando
Anonymous
September 4, 2004 1:33:55 PM

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Armando;
Windows XP Home can not join a domain, #9:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...

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"Armando Vezza" <a.vezza@free.fr> wrote in message
news:41396ee7$0$29667$636a15ce@news.free.fr...
> Hello,
> OK I have heard the drift that it is impossible for XP Home to join
> a
> domain, then I hear that it IS possible. If it is possible, can
> someone who
> has done it tell me the steps.
>
> TIA
> Armando
Anonymous
September 4, 2004 1:33:55 PM

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NAY

Bobby

"Armando Vezza" <a.vezza@free.fr> wrote in message
news:41396ee7$0$29667$636a15ce@news.free.fr...
> Hello,
> OK I have heard the drift that it is impossible for XP Home to join a
> domain, then I hear that it IS possible. If it is possible, can someone
> who
> has done it tell me the steps.
>
> TIA
> Armando
>
>
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Anonymous
September 4, 2004 1:33:55 PM

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Armando Vezza wrote:
> Hello,
> OK I have heard the drift that it is impossible for XP Home to join
> a domain, then I hear that it IS possible. If it is possible, can
> someone who has done it tell me the steps.
>
> TIA
> Armando


WinXP Home is not designed to, nor can it truly be made to, join a
WinNT, Win2K or Win2K3 domain.

Windows XP Comparison Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosi...

Which Edition Is Right for You
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp

However, domain resources, such as shared folders on the servers,
or printers, can be manually accessed by properly authenticated users
on WinXP Home machines.


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Anonymous
September 5, 2004 1:50:36 AM

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> However, domain resources, such as shared folders on the servers,
> or printers, can be manually accessed by properly authenticated users
> on WinXP Home machines.

Thanks for the reply. This last statement interests me. If I understand you
correctly, you are saying that although XP Home cannot "technically" join a
domain, I can access a shared folder on the server. Now how can I do that?

Here is the setup: the server is running Mandrake 6. There is a shared
repertoire on the server which can be seen and accessed from numerous Win
98 machines by logging on to the Win 98 PC's with a specific user name and
password. In this repertoire there is a folder called "public" which can be
accessed by all the Win98 machines. I want to be able to do the same thing
with the XP Home machines. Is that possible, and if so how?

TIA

Armando
Anonymous
September 5, 2004 1:50:37 AM

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Armando Vezza wrote:
>> However, domain resources, such as shared folders on the
>> servers, or printers, can be manually accessed by properly
>> authenticated users on WinXP Home machines.
>
> Thanks for the reply. This last statement interests me. If I
> understand you correctly, you are saying that although XP Home
> cannot "technically" join a domain, I can access a shared folder on
> the server. Now how can I do that?
>
> Here is the setup: the server is running Mandrake 6. There is a
> shared repertoire on the server which can be seen and accessed
> from numerous Win 98 machines by logging on to the Win 98 PC's with
> a specific user name and password. In this repertoire there is a
> folder called "public" which can be accessed by all the Win98
> machines. I want to be able to do the same thing with the XP Home
> machines. Is that possible, and if so how?
>
> TIA
>
> Armando


If we were discussing a Windows domain environment, you'd simply
have to log into the WinXP Home machine with a username/password that
has the requisite permissions to the domain resources. However, as
your server is running Linux, you'll have to ask this question in a
Linux newsgroup. I believe it'll entail enabling Samba on the Linux
box, but I'm not sure.

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