Promote a computer windows XP machine to a Member Server

Hi ! to all Experts,

I need some help to promote a computer windows xp pro to a a member server.
I want to use it as a file server.  We are currently running Windows 2003 server Entreprise as our Domain Controller.
Please help!

Thanks in advance.

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just share the directories that you want users to access and then assign the permissions.  Otherwise you will have to reinstall the OS to 2000/2003 server.  In active directory, you wither participate or you do not.  Meaning, your servers can either respond to authetication requests or they are member servers.  Your machine is a client.  You need to give it a static IP and then share what you want to share.

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WinXP has a limit of 10 concurrent connections... which might be a reason upgrade to Win2003.

"Promotion" is a poor choice of words... there is no upgrade path from WinXP to to Win2k3 Server.  It would require a complete reinstall
windows xp cannot be upgraded to a win2003 server .
windows xp is a workstation and can be only client for a win2000 and win2003 server .

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