New users and existing users  - brand new computers

Posted on 2006-04-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I want to put a brand new computer on the network (LAN) for a new user and an existing user.  What do I need to configure, beside TCP/IP. I took a network and W2k server a few year ago, but don't remember much anymore.
Question by:VBdotnet2005
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    Is this network setup with a Domain Controller or as a Work Group

    What is the operating system on the workstation?
    IF 2000 or XP and you have DHCP you won't need to setup TCP/IP or add the Protocol
    Is DHCP setup on your network?
    If so you won't need to Configure TCP/IP

    If you have a domain and Domain Controller you would have to create an account for the new user on the Domain Controller in Active Directory Users and Computers.

    On the computer Right click on My Computer and choose the tab Computer Name
    next to the tab change this computers workgroup or add to a Domain hit Change

    Put the Domain in their and know your adminsitrator password to add to the domain.

    I can give you better directions if I know more

    Author Comment

    1. all have W2k pro
    2. We have domain and domain controller

    I know how to add a new user to the Active Directory.
    When I do this - they should be able to login, right

    "On the computer Right click on My Computer and choose the tab Computer Name
    next to the tab change this computers workgroup or add to a Domain hit Change"

    Also, for those existing users, all I need to do on their new computer is just to change their computer name and select Domain, right?  My only concern right now to at least have them login their own computer.
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes you are correct.

    Unless you are using Roaming Profiles (which I wouldn't think you are)  This should have no effect on existing users or their PC's

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