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My company has two regions: Region A and Region B

Computers in Region A usually login using domain X while those Computers in Region B usually login using domain Y.

After they login to the domain, the computers can access the file server of their respective region.

If a user in region B want to access the file server in region A, he has to log off and login using domain X (via a T1 connection)

But it is too troublesome.

Any suggestion to make the user no need to logout and login?

I think it is not possible for the computer to belongs to two domains at the same time, right?

My question may not be clear, but it is all I know about my company's network

Thanks

PS: most of the computers are windows 98 and users are prompted for username, pw and domain while they open windows
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9x clients cannot connect to more than one domain at a time.  You could setup a trust between the domains and allow the user(s) to access files as needed on both domains.

This MIGHT work - remove the domain login from the computer so it's a local login.  Then login as the same user and password.  I THINK you'll have access to the primary domain.  Then on the secondary domain, you'll need to create the same user name and password.  Then the user MAY be able to access both at once, but you'll obviously have issues with changing passwords on the network, amongst other things.

The next best option is to get those client workstations over to an NT-based OS.  Though not ideal, doing so would permit users to specify the user they are connecting as.  For example: thisdomain\thatuser - when they are prompted for a username and password.
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i have the same configuratrion at work
all users connect to the primary domain and the other domain has an identical list of all the users and passwords on the primary one.
when a user wants to change his password, he asks me to chnage it on the other domain.
but if you have a primary and secondary domain configured correctlly you don't have to add all the users to seconday domain.

this is if you have windows 2000 2003 servers
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