Simple Network Connection Win2K and WinXP

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have the following
A) Windows 2000 Server as Domain Controler (active directory)
B) Windows XP (Not Pro)
C) a Hub

I have both machines plugged into the hub

On the server I can see the Windows XP under the domain but when I try to connect to it It is not accessable - Why is this?

On the Windows XP Machine I can see the Domain, but I am told that I do not have access to this domain - Why is this?

How can I fix this problem???
Question by:CiaranG
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    Accepted Solution

    I suspect that your domain controller machine is not allowing the unauthenticated user from the XP Home machine to access its resources.  Since the XP Home machine CANNOT join the AD domain (that's one of the main differences between XP Hom and XP Pro) you will have to open up the permissions on whatever resources you want to access on the server.

    Author Comment

    how do I do that ?
    I actually can not add another windows 2000 machine to this domain either - is it possible that I have made a balls of setting up the domain controler?
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    Expert Comment

    by:Naser Gabaj
    Greetings jhance,

    As jhance told you, and in order to resolve the issue from its roots, you need to upgrade it to XP Pro, otherwise, check this temp solution:

    Good Luck!

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    by:Naser Gabaj
    Greetings CiaranG,

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