Adding Workgroup PC's to a Windows Server 2003 domain
Posted on 2003-11-07
I have an existing Worgroup network of 3no. Win98 PC's and 1no. Win2k PC. I have connected a Windows 2003 Server to the network as a PDC and added the Win2k PC to the domain. On the new Server I can see the old Workgroup but can't access any of the PC's on that Workgroup. Is there any way of accessing them before going through the process of adding them to the domain? The Win2k PC can access one of the Win98 PC's on the old Workgroup. Would I have to ensure the two PC's I'm trying to connect through Windows Explorer each have the same user account, would that allow access.
Also, the Win2k PC user could not access the server until I upgraded their account to have admin rights. Where in Windows 2003 server can I remove this restriction to allow users to access shared directories on the server (using Active Directory)?