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Enter a machine in two different domains

By pascalbuz ·
We have some users who work in differents organisations. They use a laptop with WinXP. Is it possible to create 2 differents profiles with differents domains in both organisation. If not, what would be the most efficient configuration?
Both of the 2 networks use a dhcp server.
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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Enter a machine in two di ...

No that't not possible.
You can only belong to 1 domain.
The laptop has to belong to only a workgroup , not domain.
Then you have to nake sure the local accounts on the laptop are the same as the domain accounts (username and password)

Then they can access the resources to both domains.

Leopold

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by tqp050774vp In reply to Enter a machine in two di ...

You can setup 2 different NIC PC-cards joined two different domains. Setup 2 different hardware profile and each associate with one NIC to one domain. When you boot up laptop, you should see the choice for hardware profile and pick the one you need. Let me know how it works for you.

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by switz In reply to Enter a machine in two di ...

Try Mobile Net Switch. It can be obtained at http://www.mobilenetswitch.com/ The program allows one to switch workgroups or domains without rebooting.

Hope this helps

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by TPCosmo In reply to Enter a machine in two di ...

YES, it is possible to have a computer be part of two different domains, just not at the same time.
When a computer is part of the domain, and a user logs in, a profile is created in the Document and Settings folder with the user name. If that computer joins a NEW domain, and a user logs into the domain a new profile will be created with the folder username.domainname format. Users can switch between profiles, as they switch domains. The same things happens when trusted domains are created, and multiple domains are shown in the drop down list on the login screen. A profile will be created for each user, in each domain. The probems come in with the My Documents folder and maybe others. Its not available from domain A, when logged into domain B.

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