connecting to Windows Server without setting up active directory
Posted on 2007-07-20
Hi, I installed a second computer with Windows 2000 Server. I intend to use the send computer as a file sever. My question is this, can I connect to the server without being a member in the Active Directory? My concern is that if I set it up like that then the server would be a domain controller which will change the way I log in my computer (it changes even the welcome screen). I would like to connect to the "file server" as if it was, for example, a Linux file system (which is typically done using SAMBA). Is this possible or I am stuck with the active directory and all the other annoying stuff?