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By MichaelG ·
Has anyone ever added a personal system to a WindowsNT 4.0 domain. I have a user who connects to our network through a VPN, and cable modem. Her ip is static. In order use some of the services available on our network security requires pass through authenticating. It is looking for a user id and domain name. I cannot find any way to add a domain name only a workgroup name. That does not seem to be working. Does anyone know if you can even add a domain in XP home or do you need Win XP Pro? I know it was possible in Win98.

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by baddragon In reply to Win XP Home Edition & net ...

Hi
Of course its possible, I have three systems at home, and I log in with them thru a shiva vpn client to work, the first is a win/98, there in discription I tell it i'm in the domain, and my username matches the domain. The second is a win2000 (portable), I added to domain at work, then at home its in its own work group but is recognized by domain. The 3rd is XP pro and you have the ability to do so. In one of my win2000 class this was discussed and the answer was yes, have you tried the help feature on this, there should be no problem, all MS o/s after win3.1 are networkable guaranteed.

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by Hogsbreath In reply to Win XP Home Edition & net ...

You will have to upgrade the home user's XP Home edition to XP Pro to validate through a NT domain. Two of the major differences in XP Home Edition and XP Pro is the inability to validate through a NT Domain and no dual Processor support with XP Home Edition. You can VPN and get an IP address or connect the XP Home Edition PC to the network and use IP addressing to connect to network printers, but you cannot validate with the domain, so you cannot gain access to the domain resources.

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by joe In reply to Win XP Home Edition & net ...

You need WinXP Pro.

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