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win2k server and windows xp pro

By hitesh ·
i have windows 2000 server installed and also created users and have windows xp pro as our clints they were being trusted by the windows 2000 server with active directory support, as they access files form the server like excel files and work on them. the server had some problm with the installation so i had to reinstall it again so the trust relationship got lost. how do i re establish the trust relationship on the xp pcs without loosing the current profile like the desktop setings and all that. can any1 help me on this .

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by hitesh In reply to win2k server and windows ...

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by erikdr In reply to win2k server and windows ...

The usual way, from the NT Server days onwards, is:
a) On Identity, change the computer so that it belongs to a workgroup. (After all, the domain it belonged to does not exist anymore after the server got scratched. Mind you, the fact that the reinstall uses the same domain name still means technically a different domain as XP looks for the SID of the old one!)
b) Again in Identity, change it and join the new W2K domain.
At that moment, the local profile (desktop settings) should be copied to the server - at least when you have Roaming profiles configured and no profile for this user exists on the server yet.

At your service,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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by hitesh In reply to

i havt made any of them roamong profile how do i go about pls help and if possble can you help me how to go about all the procedure detailed. and the main reason for doin this is that i have files resgin on the server eg excel files which are beng shared and accesed by the windows xp clents and maped on their computers if they open one file it takes ages to open and then wait for a mint to edit the file and even while closing the file it takes time. why would that be

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