Adding two xp home pcs to domain

Posted on 2006-04-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Hi All,

 I am setting up a network with windows 2003 sbs server and exchange.

 I have two laptops that have xp home,
 Will this be a problem as xp home cant be added to a domain, or would setting laptops as workgroup be ok for exchange etc.
 Is it exspensive to upgrade to xp pro and where can you get the software?
Thanks Stephen
Question by:cstephen100
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    Hi cstephen100,

    you will have to upgrade to pro my friend

    you can buy an xp pro upgrade for a couple of hundred (AU dollars) and can get it from any major computing joint - and small ones too i would hope!


    Author Comment


    Thanks for reply,
      By any chance do you know any site you could buy it cheap from on the net?
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    Accepted Solution

    i live in australia but here is an american site....

    there are hundreds around  i would buy from one that doesnt look dodgy!
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    It should be no more than $250 per laptop for the XP Pro upgrade.


    Author Comment

    thanks very much.
    Unfortunatly we must upgrade.

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