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Can XP Pro support simple file sharing and a domain simultaniously?

bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
My SOHO network has XP Home Edition clients (simple file sharing, of course).
Now I need to bring an XP Pro laptop into the system that wants to connect to a domain controller. The two options I see are:
1) set up my XP Pro server to support both services or
2) set up the laptop to use simple file sharing at home and connect to the domain at work. Any suggestions, anyone?

If I need to set up a domain at home, I'll need some guidance to make the learning curve as steep as possible. Thanks.
Feb 4 '07 #1
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Cyberdyne
627 Expert 512MB
When you startup the Laptop with the XP PRO press control alt delete and under domain put Local machine and you are good to go on your network, while at work simply switch it back to the domain of your workplace.

Best luck Barton.

Cyber.
Feb 6 '07 #2
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
When you startup the Laptop with the XP PRO press control alt delete and under domain put Local machine and you are good to go on your network, while at work simply switch it back to the domain of your workplace.

Best luck Barton.

Cyber.
Of course, as soon as I read that, it rang all kinds of bells. I forgot about it because this laptop as biometric login. Guess I'll need to get a password now. Thanks for the info, Cyberdyne.
Feb 6 '07 #3
Cyberdyne
627 Expert 512MB
I don't think biometrics work on a domain controller yet, I tried not too long ago with a microsoft biometric keyboard and it said its incompatible with the domain policies and so on. However you might have IBM that might have its own software. But regardless of the biometrics its nice to have the admin pass for the local account on your laptop, the guys at work probably know it. If they won't give it to you let me know and we will get it using loftrack.

Best to you, Cyber.
Feb 6 '07 #4
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
I don't think biometrics work on a domain controller yet, I tried not too long ago with a microsoft biometric keyboard and it said its incompatible with the domain policies and so on. However you might have IBM that might have its own software. But regardless of the biometrics its nice to have the admin pass for the local account on your laptop, the guys at work probably know it. If they won't give it to you let me know and we will get it using loftrack.

Best to you, Cyber.
Oh... I just reallized that I can make the account myself. It's funny how this stuff can be right in from of me and until I read your comments it doesn't click. I'm currently logged in as the sys admins left index finger. I'll make myself an account now. Thanks again.
Feb 6 '07 #5
Cyberdyne
627 Expert 512MB
Welcome Barton, always welcome.
Feb 9 '07 #6

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