Windows 2000 server and XP networking
Posted on 2004-04-20
I am trying to connect 2 computers to a win2k server. this is for a home network i am trying to set up to study and learn.
here is what i have done so far:
I installed win2k server in a computer (dell PIII 1.1 GHZ), i made this computer the domain controller, it is also the DHCP server, and i installed Active Directory.
the DHCP server is working and has given out IP addresses and when i ping it with xp it responds.
I have one PC with XP pro (P4 2.0 GHZ) that i would like to connect to the server.
I succesfully joined the domain, but when i try to log into the domain, XP just hangs in the screen that says "loading your personal settings". i left it alone for awhile but nothing happened so i rebooted. i tried twice to log into the domain but no luck.
i created a user in Active Directory and that is the user i wanted to log into the domain.
i want to be able to use the server for disk space, share files and basically learn more.
i also have a laptop with XP Home. i know that home edition cannot join a domain so i will upgrade to Pro later.
i hope i have provide enough information to amke it easier to help me.
by the way, i am in the process of downloading the latest service pack for win2k server.