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By GunnerSixz ·
We are replacing some win9x computers that used belong in a workgroup with Win2k. Users need peer to peer sharing since they are lab machines.
This is a remote site within our domain structure and we have place them in their own workgroup. The PDC is still NT 4.0 These win9x comps also log in to our domain. What I am finding is that when I replace the win9x com with win2k, is that if I make the win2k comp part of the workgroup, it will not be able to access domain resources unless the user types in a password, when the users log off and log back in they have to do it again. On the other hand, If I make the win2k part of the domain, the win2k comp will not be part of the workgroup and therefore the other users on win9x will not be ableto see it and have to go to entire network and click on the respective domain icon to access the resource. Do you see my dilema? I want to keep those computers on the same workgroup. Please let me know what I am missing. I would appreciate it.

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by timwalsh In reply to Win2k computer in workgro ...

Actually you aren't missing anything. All the behavior you see is by design.

Win98 was not really designed as a "business" operating system - hence the total lack of security in Win98. You could get away with a lot of things in Win98 that you can't with later operating systems. From Win NT on, a computer can either be a member of a domain or a workgroup, but not both.

A way to somewhat ease your dilema is to make the credentials (user ID and password) for the local user account the same as for the domain user account. In this way, pass-through authentication can be used (credential used to log on to the workgroup (actually the local computer) are recognized as being valid for access to domain resources.

Hope this helps.

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by GunnerSixz In reply to Win2k computer in workgro ...

your point is right on thank you very much for taking the time to answer the question. I really appreciate it.

Rick

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