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Win95/NT PCs joining a 2000 Domain

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Is there any way I can have a 95/98 and NT 4.0 join a 2000 Domain? Somebody was saying that there had to be some special software that needed to be installed on the clients in order to get this to work. All I want the clients to do is access a couple of shares on the server and print. Nothing more.
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huben earned 100 total points
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Hi,

There is no special software needed to make Win95/98 and Windows NT machines join Windows 2000 domain. Windows 2000 domain (or say active directory) has two mode: Native mode and Mixed mode. The mode is only related to domain controllers only.

All your need is the domain administrator account and password to add the computer account into the new domain (or AD) and set it up as login to domain.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Cheers
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You are right and wrong. You can join the AD without software but you will not be able to use resources within AD.

In order to search for resources, you need to install a small application called "dsclient". Should be able to find it on Microsoft's web site.

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