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 I have a question regarding active directory. I am a novell guy, but need to jump into active diretory. I have worked with it a little. I have been asked to go install two new workstations in a pure active directory inviroment. the workstations are xp. You know when you boot up a xp workstation it comes to the flashy nice screen, but when you put the novell client on tehre it goes straight to that. How do I do that with windows xp and ms client. and any tips on teh workstation side would be great. I have added new users etc on teh active directory console, just a little fussy on teh client side. Thank you in advcance
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Hi eberhardt2329,

You will need to join the machines to the domain and then the screen will come up automatically - to do this

Right click my computer and then choose properties

Choose Network Identification and then follow the wizard

Hope this helps


Open up control panel on the workstation.  Go to 'System'.  Click on the 'Computer Name' tab.  Click the command button that says 'Change'.  Type in whatever computer name you want (it has to be unique from any other computer on your domain).  Go down to the 'Member of' section and make sure the radio button in on 'Domain' and then type in the name of your network domain.  Click Ok, Apply, Ok.  Now this computer is part of the domain and on restart you will get the login screen.  When you log in make sure that you are logging into the domain and not the local computer.
you can do this like it is descibed above.
It´s better when you create a computer account in Active Directory which must have the same name like the computername of the computer which should koin the domain before you join the domain.
If you don´t create it before joining the domain, you will be asked for an Domain Admin Account during joing the domain.
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