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Connecting an XP PC onto an NT 4 Network

By pwells ·
Newly purchased PC running XP home edition. Trying to add as a client for microsoft network.
Not an easy task. Nowhere can I find any settings to logon to NT network. I have added all TCPip info, domain name info, DNS settings etc...it is going through my lan to access the internet, but cannot get it to log me onto the network and see the old style "network neighborhood" It there a trick to XP??

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by curlergirl In reply to Connecting an XP PC onto ...

I could be wrong, because I haven't worked with XP Home edition, but are you sure it is possible to join a domain with this version of XP? My understanding from what I've read of Microsoft's hype on the difference between the two OS's includes the statement that "Windows XP Professional is required to join a domain-based network." Hope this helps!

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by Magetower In reply to Connecting an XP PC onto ...

Answer 1 is essetially correct. The Home edition was not ment to be used in a domain environment. This means they left out the basic functionality to fully interact with the domain. You can trick the domain to let you in by configuring an account on both the home PC and the domain with the exact same userID and password. This will allow you to attach to resources on the domain for which the domain account has access. This has been a workaround since the early days of NT.

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