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Choosing Domains

By kashmeir63 ·
Hi,
I hope I explain this correctly.
I have a windows xp,pro. Laptop.I have a network domain that I connect to. I just went to another site and connected to there domain. So I set up my computer with the new domain name and connected.
Now whenI go back to my 1st domain(which I have not done yet) I guess I have to rename the domain
to connect. My question is do I have to keep doing this each time I go back and forth between sites, or is there a way to have maybe a drop down box giving mea choice of which domain to choose.. If so how would I do this?
Any help would be appreciated.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Choosing Domains

You can only get the domain drop-down list on the login screen if the domains have a Trust set up between them. Is that possible? Can Domain1 see Domain2?
Otherwise, you could keep doing what you are doing, in changing your XP machine's domain membership.
But there is another way. You obviously have a domain user account in both domains. That is good. What you can do is the following when you go to Domain2:
1) do NOT change your XP domain membership. Leave it as a member of Domain1
2) go to Domain2, turn on your XP box, and log into it with your Domain1 login/password. XP will let you log in with the cached credential, but you would not get a logon script or any Group Policy settings applied.
3) Open a Command Prompt and manually authenticate to a Domain Controller in Domain2. Say that a domain controller in Domain2 is called DC2. You would want to do this:

NET USE \\DC2\IPC$ /U:DOMAIN2/yourusername

Press Enter, then type in your password for your user account in Domain2 (and yes, in the above NET USE line, replace "yourusername" with whatever your user name in Domain2 is). Press enter after your password, and then you will be authenticated on Domain2.
You can then map drives to shared folders, access shared printer and reach other resources on Domain2. You just have to do the mapping and connections manually.

hope this helps

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by NetTek In reply to Choosing Domains

In XP, your computer can only be a member of one domain. However, you can log onto multiple domains from the same computer (just not at the same time). When you hit CTRL + ALT + DEL to log on, you click the "Options" button and enter your username, password, and specify the domain name. If you have a valid domain account, you will be authenticated. When you connect to a different domain, you do the same thing. From that point on, you can log onto different domains simply by selecting the appropriate domain name from the dropdown menu.

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