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    Laptop access to non-domain PCs

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    by jim_w ·

    My boss uses his laptop on our domain when he’s here in the office, but now wants to be able to connect to two non-domain PCs at home as well.
    How can I set him up to make the two non-domain PCs visible? His laptop and one PC are XP, the other is 98SE.

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    • #3330819

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      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to Laptop access to non-domain PCs

      He will need to have a workgroup at home on the other 2 systems. Leave his laptop IN the domain at work. Removing it from the domain will cause more headaches.

      Set up the workgroup at home.

      Set up a local account for him on each workstation in the home workgroup.

      Since it is his home network, put his account in the local administrators group on each system at home.

      Assign his user account permissions on folders as desires, but being a member of the administrators group, he would be able to take control of any folder on either system.

      Voila! One happy boss.

      Ask for an extra day off and he has to buy you lunch when it all works.

      Enjoy!

      • #3330818

        Reply To: Laptop access to non-domain PCs

        by bfilmfan ·

        In reply to Reply To: Laptop access to non-domain PCs

        Just as an additional thought, he will be able to use the browser service (Network neighborhood) to find the other systems.

        You will most likely have to set up a second network connection for his home network. Call it At Home or something that he can remember.

      • #3330816

        Reply To: Laptop access to non-domain PCs

        by jim_w ·

        In reply to Reply To: Laptop access to non-domain PCs

        Great!
        It’s all easy, when you know how!

    • #3330815

      Reply To: Laptop access to non-domain PCs

      by jim_w ·

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