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How to change an XP to join a domain

By lmayeda ·
I have a consultant who needs access to shared resources on our network. I have added him to the user list, and configured his PC for a static IP address, however, when he logs on to his PC, he cannot specify our network domain name. He can see the computers on the network but each shared resource asks for a userid and password. Specifying valid passwords still does not give him permissions to the resources. How can I get his XP to join the domain?

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How to change an XP to join a domain

by Raffi_ In reply to How to change an XP to jo ...

If it is XP Home Edition, you cannot get it to join a domain. It is that way by design. Home Edition may join a workgroup but may not join a domain.

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How to change an XP to join a domain

by lmayeda In reply to How to change an XP to jo ...

It is XP Home. Can I access any shared files w/o joining the domain? If not, why does it show the entire network and present a logon/password window when attempting to accesss a shared folder?

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How to change an XP to join a domain

by davyzhou In reply to How to change an XP to jo ...

1.Start his XP and login with "Administrator"
2.Right Click on the "My Computer",
3.Choose "Network Identification"
4.Click "properties"
5.Choose domain and Write down your network's domain name , then click next.
6.You will use a domain user and password to pass the network identification.
7.If you can not pass the authentication,Call your Network Administrator
8.Restart XP and you can choose the network domain name!

If i can help u,i'm so happy. but my english is so poor. ^_^

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How to change an XP to join a domain

by lmayeda In reply to How to change an XP to jo ...

The XP is a home edition and it does not provide for the entry of a domain name.

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How to change an XP to join a domain

by mmoody In reply to How to change an XP to jo ...

Answer:2 is correct. If you have XP Professional. You can do this without logging in as Admin. It will ask you for a user with rights to authenticate this though.

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How to change an XP to join a domain

by lmayeda In reply to How to change an XP to jo ...

Good to know for future XP Pro guest users.

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by lmayeda In reply to How to change an XP to jo ...

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by lmayeda In reply to How to change an XP to jo ...

Oops. Sorry, I thought I accepted the first answer. Meant to distribute the points amount all

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