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home xp and windows server 2003

By shawnj985 ·
is there anyway to connect a win xp home pc to a windows server 2003 (domain) system?

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by faradhi In reply to home xp and windows serve ...

You cannot join an XP Home Pc to a domain. That does not mean that you cannot use domain resources with XP home. It just means that you will be prompted for a user name and password the first time you use the resource. (Like connecting to a share.) Be sure you provide the user name using the domain like domain\username or username@domain.

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by davew In reply to Nope

Create a vpn conenction from the Home machine to the Server make sure you select the options to use domain credentials on the vpn client and you should be fine.

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Not With XP Home But It Is Possible......

This probably wont apply to you in fact it might if you have a Windows Media Centre PC or any one else who has Windows Media Centre 2005, it is possible to add them onto a domain i have used this method and it WORKS! please click the below link for more info.

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XP home and 2003 domain

by millertimes In reply to home xp and windows serve ...

There is a workaround you can perform. First you have to match the workgroup name with the domain. Then you will match the username and password for the user. Keep in mind that the user will not be able to access shares on other XP pro machines without validating credentials.

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xp home and server 2003 domain

by ghs74 In reply to XP home and 2003 domain

hi everyone thanx for your replyz
but i have a Q !!
what did you mean by "match the user name and password" match it with what exactly?
and can the client use the server resources?

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