General discussion

Locked

log onto another domain?

By jdamico ·
I work for a private MD practice which has its own server and its own domain. I am a member of that domain in Win XP. We are affiliated with a hospital, lease space from them, and get our internet access through their server, which has its own domain (our server is listed in Net Neigh. under theirs).I have a user name and password for the hospital's domain in order to access e-mail. My question is, I log on to my pc using Client for Microsoft Networks, and this only shows the practice's domain and does not allow it to be changed. I tried using the Novell Client, I also tried setting up another user account, but no luck. I had a Win 98 machine previously and could change domains at logon at will! Any suggestions?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

log onto another domain?

by timwalsh In reply to log onto another domain?

Windows NT/2K/XP operating systems require that a computer be joined to a domain before the computer's user can log-on to that domain. You must either be a domain administrator or have the user right "Add workstations to the domain" granted by the network administrator. However this right only applies to Windows 2000 domains.
To log on to a different Windows domain, you must first change the computer from domain to workgroup membership. Then you must join the computer to the other domain (with the limitations mentioned above).

You didn't have this "problem" with Win98, because there wasn't the OS-imposed requirement for the computer to be joined to the domain.

The Novell client shouldn't come into play unless the hospital is running a Netware (vs. a Windows) -based network. If it is, you must then log onto your computer using the credentials recognized by your Windows domain, and then log-onto the Netware network using the appropriate credentials.

Collapse -

log onto another domain?

by jdamico In reply to log onto another domain?

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

log onto another domain?

by jdamico In reply to log onto another domain?

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums