Networking a WinXP Home Edition PC on a Domain

Posted on 2006-04-27
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Hi there, I need to know if you can add a WinXP Home Edition PC to a domain? I'm running Win2K Small Business Server on the server and just need the XP Home PC to be able to open documents stored on the network server.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreatiated.
many thanks
Question by:cyberdod
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    Hi cyberdod,

    you cannot add a xp home machine to a domain - its unsupported and any "work arounds" are not good

    you can however give them access to a shared drive on the server

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    by:Michael S
    You can't add it to the domain.  All you can do is make the workgroup the same name as the domain you want to access, and then create a user account on the XP Home machine identical to one on the domain you want to use.


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