Seting up Window XP Pro as a PDCLocked
I am setting up a small network with (three computers) with remote access through a 3com VPN. Is Window XP Pro capable of acting as the Primary Domain controller? I would like to centralize authorization to our desktop acting as the fileserver. Currently we can not afford or justify a setting up a Window Server. A domain controller will also resolve the NetBIOS name resolution problem I am having with my remote clients
Are there other options that will allow computers on a network to share the user authentication data, username, group membership, and password? I want to avoid the complication of manually setting up and maintaining each user on each computer.
This is the first office I am setting up without a Samba server. Can you recommend a books or online resources that will document the capabilities and limitation of Windows XP.