using XP Home with a MS 2003 Small business server

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  1. BobM

    BobM Guest

    Is there any way to connect a computer with xp home to the domain in an 2003
    small business server.
    When I use the systems properties screen and use "change", the new window
    opens up and it allows me to change the work group, but it does not give the
    option to change to a domain like xp pro. Is there a different procedure in
    xp home.

    Thank you,

    Bob

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    why? Guest

    On Sat, 1 Oct 2005 14:07:17 -0400, BobM wrote:

    >Is there any way to connect a computer with xp home to the domain in an 2003
    >small business server.
    >When I use the systems properties screen and use "change", the new window
    >opens up and it allows me to change the work group, but it does not give the
    >option to change to a domain like xp pro. Is there a different procedure in
    >xp home.


    XP Home isn't made for domain connections, just workgroups in
    peer-2-peer.

    The different procedure is buy XP Pro, or www.google.com for the 'fix'
    to allow XP Home to join a domain.

    Me
     
    why?, Oct 1, 2005
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    Dave Lear Guest

    "BobM" wrote in message news:m4A%e.8$

    > Is there any way to connect a computer with xp home to the domain
    > in an 2003 small business server.
    > When I use the systems properties screen and use "change", the
    > new window opens up and it allows me to change the work group,
    > but it does not give the option to change to a domain like xp pro.
    > Is there a different procedure in xp home.


    Windows XP Comparison Guide
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx

    Which will confirm for you that, amongst other differences, WinXP Home
    cannot be joined to a domain, only WinXP Pro. Also, even if you do follow
    the other poster's advice about hacking WinXP Home to allow it, there are a
    lot of other features not present in Home that would mean the workstation
    wouldn't be centrally manageable.

    There's a reason that WinXP Home is a lot cheaper than WinXP Pro.
     
    Dave Lear, Oct 2, 2005
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