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Can't happen.

In reply to: (NT) how workgroup pc join one specific domain

In the Microsoft way of things...

Workgroups (or a PC in Workgroup setup) can not join Domains.

This is usually a question for those that have a Domain and someone shows up with XP Home.


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You can't do it, but then again, you can.

In reply to: (NT) how workgroup pc join one specific domain

Sounds unintuitive and it is (until you really stop to think it over) and then it sounds like it is reasonable but a pain. Your mileage may vary.

Two ways to do what you appear to be asking.

Method #1
1. Log into XP Home using a local computer account WITHOUT a password.

2. Open My Computer, click the Tools menu, then click Map Network Drive.

3. Select a folder on your network by clicking on the Browse button.

4. After selecting the folder, click on the different user name link on the page.

5. In the Connect As dialog box, for user name enter domain-name\user (where domain-name is the domain you want to connect to).

6. Enter your domain user password and then click OK (if you don't have one don't bother going any further).

7. Check the Reconnect at login box and press Finish.

8. Now when you start up the computer go to My Computer and double click on the networked drive. This will cause XP Home to send the credentials to the Domain and allows you to access the drive.

9. Now you can access files and folders throughout the domain without having to your user name and password

Method #2:
Locate and download Xteq X-Setup 6.1 utility. I have not tried the newer X-Setup Pro 7.0 so will not say it will work the same. I also have not tried version 6.3 but you can locate it here if you want to try it. (6.1 -all 4 meg- can be found here but it is fairly slow)

1. Now use it and navigate to the ''Network | Auto Login | Windows NT/2K/XP | Settings'' option within X-Setup.

2. Enter the appropriate information and click ''Apply Changes''

3. Reboot and you can then join domains with WinXP Home Edition.

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