Using my WinXP Notebook out of my office

Hi all!!!

My notebook is configured to be used on my company's domain. When I Log on the domain, I have access to see my e-mails, my documents, everything that my notebook is configured to do....

But, suppose that i need to use my notebook out of my office, and i need to acess a document that is saved on it HD, but, i can't login to my domain... If i log as my local user, the mails and docs isn't there (because the local user and the domain user are distinct users).

So, my question is:

How to configure my notebook to permit me using it if i'm out of office and can't log on my domain?

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You are going to have to VPN into your business' domain. The reason you can't see the files is because they are on a server at your business. That's why at work you have to log in to the domain. You will have to get with your network administrator to set you up a VPN (virtual private network) so you can log in to your domain outside of the business. Hope this helps.
Dmitri FarafontovLinux Systems AdminCommented:
You can ask your Administrator to Enable Offline Cachine. This way when you logoff from the Domain, the documents will stay on your hard drive. Again something the enterprise needs to configure.
regisdanielAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but you didn't undertood....

The files are on my notebook (On My Documents Folder), and, i can't log on the Windows... I can't see my desktop and can't do any operations....

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Dmitri FarafontovLinux Systems AdminCommented:
Oh that thing. On your logon screen from the dropdown choose Your Computer Name - (This Computer) Logon with your Local credentials. Since there is no Domain Controller around you will need to use your local Administrator to logon to the laptop
we have about 100 laptops in our environment here,  all of them log in with thier domain accounts when they are off the network.  it should cache your credential and be able to authenticate you.  I'm not sure why its not doing it for you.  what you want to do is not outrageous, and should work out of the box with no conigurations.

I'm wondering if your network administrtor is pushing down policy to prevent the cached account function.  in this case, you'll either have talk to her/him about it.  

being able to log into a machine when it is off the network is how it was designed, and something had to be set to disable it,  I can't imagine why the admin would do this..  

is there anyone else that you know that has a laptop where you are, if so, ask them what their experience is..  it might be just you, or it might be domain wide..  if its just you, we might be able to help you..
Dmitri FarafontovLinux Systems AdminCommented:
Oh I know. Universal Group Caching is not enabled on the Domain Controller with a Global Catalog. Should be a simple setting for the Domain ADmin. Will make it easy to logon when Domain is not available.

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regisdanielAuthor Commented:
Thanks all!!!
The person that configured the domain was I. Could anybody provide me some steps to enable the Universal Group Caching? I don't remeber to disable it...
Thanks all!!!
Dmitri FarafontovLinux Systems AdminCommented:
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