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XP home no domain

By issakeitala ·
We have a domain. We just installed XP home version on one of our PCs. I can't get it to join the domain. From the network tasks, when I choose setup a home or small office network, it ends up asking me for a workgorup name. Ther seems to be no option for joining a domain. What am I doing wrong?

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by TAPhilo In reply to XP home no domain

You are not doing anything wrong, XP Home version can never join any domain. You must use XP Professional.

BTW, when you use XP Professional and join a NT / AD domain, Fast User switching is disabled by design.


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by CG IT In reply to XP home no domain

your not doing anything wrong. What is wrong is that XP Home can not join a domain. Only XP Pro can. This is a built in limitation of XP Home.

For a reasonably priced "OEM" of XP Pro, Visit $143.00 plus tax and shipping. NOTE: this is OEM version not retail packaging.

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by Joe41 In reply to XP home no domain


Unfortunately, everyone here is correct. XP Home was never intended to join domains. This OS is strictly a home version. You will need to upgrade to Pro to be able to join a domain.

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