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    XP Home accessing 2000 Domain

    Hi folks,

    Somebody at work has turned up with a laptop with XP Home on (groan) and needs to access resources on our 2000 Domain Server.

    Is there anyway I can accomplish this without upgrading the laptop to XP Pro?

    Thanks for your help,

    Nimble.

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    I think you might be able to map a drive on a per user basis , but it wont be able to join the domain .
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    I've tried that as I've done it b4 before it says it can't reach it.... I can ping the server though :/

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    hmmm so if you specifically attempt to map a drive to \\server\share , then click on "connect using a different username" and supply some domain details in the form domain\username , it doens't work ?

    dont forget to make sure the laptop has the domain controller as a DNS server.
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    I'm trying to connect to a network drive and not a share - should this matter d'you think? E.G. \\server\public

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    I've made sure the Xp home has the server's DNS addy, in the log on as different person, it doesn't have the opportunity to specify a domain...

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    as i say you specify the domain with a backslah


    so under username youd put "domain\username" ( no quotes )

    you are trying to map a network drive to a NTFS share , its all good ( just a matter of differing terminologies ! )
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    yay! I have seen the erro of my noobish ways and I'll go and try that ) Thanks!

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    Pants, it won't let me specify another user because it reckons the \\server can't be found [sob]

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    use the fully qualified domain name eg.

    \\server.domain.local\sharename

    try that from teh start menu and run
    and see if you get a login box
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    well, it works on a machine that already belongs to the domain (obviously but I thought I'd try it anyhoo), but sadly not on the laptop/ I can still Ping the server so the physical connection is still there....

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    Try using the IP address instead of the name maybe... e.g. \\10.7.1.1\ in an explorer / ie window and see if it presents you with a list of share names...
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