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Xp Pro Vs Win2K on a Domain Environment

By epinzon ·
I am facing some difficulties for XP pro Nodes to access Domain resources. The same resources are being accessed by Win2K Pro nodes with no problem. All of this nodes are under the same network scheme... Any sugestions how to fix this? It is even happening at some friends house where he only has two PCs one running XP and one running Win2k Pro.... THe XP pro does not wanna print to the Win2K printer...
Thank you for your advice!

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Check Network Connections

by Carol In reply to Xp Pro Vs Win2K on a Doma ...

Actually XP Pro is phenomenal at locating shared resources and displaying them *however*, on the downside XP too often takes control of these network connections, implementing firewalls and bridges, which the user had no desire to utilize.

So first take a look at the Network connections. Is the Local Area Connection being firewalled by XP? If so disable this. Is there a network bridge listed on your network connections screen. Are any of your network connections listed, as being in the bridge? If you're troubleshooting a dialup (including VPN) connection, activate the connection, and observe whether this connection moves to the network bridge.

If you verify all the settings to be correct. My next question regarding the 2k shared printer is to ask if the XP pro computers have compatible drivers installed?

Just some thoughts.... I'm actually really appreciating XP Pro in a domain environment NT4, & 2k AD domains, even though I really didn't want to welcome it.

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looks like dns again

by iamjordan In reply to Check Network Connections

xp needs to know the dns address of the server. it does not use netbios as a default

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