How do I configure a client laptop to be a member of two different domains?
Posted on 2006-07-08
I have a laptop that I use in the office. It is a client on the MYWORK domain. (Our work Domain Controller is running Server 2003.) I log in natuarally as MYWORK\Greg and I'm connected to the domain.
When I travel, obviously I use this same login on my laptop. It authenticates me locally and lets me log in even though I am not connected to the domain. So far, this is natural behavior and works well. In summary, I always log in as MYWORK\Greg - that way, my desktop and personal settings stay constant.
(Note: Sometimes when I travel and I have access to the Internet, I can VPN into work. This works fine. What I usually do is log on locally, then initiate a VPN connection after login.)
When I bring my laptop home, I do the same. However, I now have a domain running at home too. I'd like to be able to connedt to it, too. (It's name is MYHOME and my home domain controller is running SBS 2003.) Here's what I want to be able to do with my laptop:
1. When I log in at work, I want to be authenticated on the MYWORK domain.
2. When I log in at home, I want to be authenticated on the MYHOME domain. and I want to be able to see my local home network (printers, MYHOME domain controller, etc.). Additionally, I want to be able to VPN into my MYWORK domain, as well.
3. I want to log in using only one username. I am one person, yet I want to have access to two different domains while at home, sometimes at the same time. (In other words, I don't want to have to manage two different logins.)
In summary, I want one login (one consitent desktop), such that when I am at work, I see MYWORK, and when I'm at home, I see MYHOME with the ability to VPN into the office. This would allow me to do things like print locally on a home printer and access the network at work, at the same time.
Is there a clean way to do this? I'm thinking there might be a way to configure my home SBS 2003 server to authenticate my laptop via my MYWORK login.
Thanks in advance for any help.