Configure WIN XP To Log onto a WIN 2K SERVER

Posted on 2003-03-13
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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I installed my first XP machine on our windows 2000 Network, but it does not seam to log onto the network. E-mail and internet work great (both go through the server). Also I can see the win xp machine on the network, but can not access it even though I am sharing folders.

Any help would be appreciated

Question by:RedRider
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ID: 8128406
is it xp home or pro. xp home has known issues with connecting to servers, that is why they made xp pro.

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ID: 8128618
Is it configured to log into a domain?  

Try to right click My Computer>Properties>Computer Name tab

If you can do this, then choose the bottom option that allows you to change computer and domain name (just change the domain name).  Also make sure you have a domain account created.

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ID: 8129431
Its a compaq laptop pree installed with XP. I'm not sure what version (home or pro) from what i've read on other posts I hope its pro. FREEKING MS SUCKS
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ID: 8129469
Just in case it is not stating the obviouse, make sure you have the Domain Admin name and password. When it asks you for a machine domain, that is the same name as the actual domain.


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ID: 8129615
If its win XP Pro you need to go into the network settings on the system icon in control panel and join the domain - you will need a userid and pwd of an account with rights to do this...

Once that is done you will be ok.
If its win xp home the most you will be able to do is see the laptop on a seperate workgroup and drop files onto it. You will not be able to access the domain as such - though you will be able to set up internet and other services as you already have done.

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ID: 8130462
I freeking figured it out. My boss, the company president took it appon himself to install norton firewall and that is what was causing the problem. He pays me to handle these things and yet still feels the need to monkey with SH$*!

Thanks everyone for your input. Sorry for wasting your time.

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