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Does Windows 95 work with Windows 2003 server??

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Is it true that you cannot have Windows 95  (and Windows NT 4.0 with SP3 or earlier) on Windows Server 2003 domains?

I have heard that this is to do with security requirements...does anyone know what these security requirements are?
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I believe that these legacy systems use LM Hashes for authentication..  MS turned up the security on W2K3 and the No LM Hash is turned on be default..  But this can easily be turned off via the ADUC and Group Policy...   So, I think the answer is, yes you can use these legacy systems in a W2K3 domain..

ON that note, you should be thinking of upgrading your clients..  There is no security in these legacy boxes..  (but you probably already know this, right..?)
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BTW:   One thing you may want to consider, is that you will need WINS installed to help with resource name resolution on this network...  Just a thought..

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Just to add -
You may want to use ms DSclient to allow connectivity to the 2003 Domain.

This link should have all the info you need on DSClient:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Microsoft_Network/Q_20906609.html
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Thanks What90..  forgot to mention that utility..  :(
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I guess it must be late in the day for you for you to miss that one.
Get yourself another cup of hot coffee on me ;-)
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yea..  always seem to start slowing down around this time of the day..  sometimes I wonder if I should just stay off this site after 5 PM...  :)
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Naa, the left brain creative thinking kicks in and some of those more out there ideas appear.
That's what I tell myself, anyway ... :-)
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*grin*  
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by:Fatal_Exception
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Thanks...   What90..  do you want a piece of this pie..??
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Thanks but you did the hard work, I was just adding on - anyway have to watch my figure ... ;-)

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by:Fatal_Exception
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*grin*..  Hows that surf looking out that window of yours..??   One of these days, I am going to get DownUnder and definitely ck it out..!!  Fact is, wish I were there now..  :)
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Surf's a bit rough - it's a "chilly" 21c and the skies are grey - time for lunch me thinks.

The long weekend is looking good though sun, sun and more sun!

:-)
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Be tihinking of you then this weekend...  lucky you..!!!
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Two four day weeks back to back is always good, espescially if it doesn't come out of my holiday allocation.

As to visiting Oz; wait until your currency is strong against the Oz Dollar and come over and live like a King!

Worked for me on the first couple of visits, sadly I don't get paid in pounds any more :-(
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