XP Pro machine can't join 2003 domain (option is greyed out)

Posted on 2006-05-18
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have a Win XP Pro machine.  User is admin on machine.  Can't join WinServ2003 domain however, because the option under "Computer Name" in the System applet is greyed out.  WHY?
Question by:dwd4243
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    Accepted Solution

    Make sure the "Client for Miscrosoft Networks" is installed on your network interface.
    make sure the "Workstation" service is running.
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    Expert Comment

    Make sure its not media center edition, it wont allow you to join a domain.
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    Create a new computer administrator account.  Check to see if the option is still inactive.
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    there r few possible reasons for that
    1 u r not logged in with an administrator account
    2 client for microsoft service is not installed ( in tcp\ip just chk that option wether it is selected or not)

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