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Network Change button missin on my computer properties

I am trying to take one of the staffs computers off of MS Home and place them in the domain. They have already been set up as a domain user on the servier. When I click on properties on their my computer Icon I only have a button to change group. There is no Network Id buttong to connect them to the Network. I dbl checked and they are connected to the network but I can't access the button to get them off of MS Home and on to the domain.
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moondistCommented:
XP Home can not be a member of a domain. XP Pro is required (or Media Center Edition with a registry change) to properly join a domain. They can however access files and printers in a domain, but must authenticate with the domain username and password.

- Change the workgroup to the same name as the domain and reboot
- Browse to the server in explorer.
- when prompted for user credentials enter "domainname\username" and the password (they will be prompted everytime they reboot the PC since XP Home cannot save the domain username and password)

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starmonkeyCommented:
Yes it can, but you have to tweek it:
http://vowe.net/archives/001639.html
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ABLComputersCommented:
Normally Windows XP Home cannot Join a Windows Domain. Even thought there are work around and fixes for that (like what Starmonkey suggested) you will have problems using other features.  If you need use only access and not using group policies then you can go with the fix but I will not recommend that because XP Home is not good with handling User Credentials handed down from a Server.  
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starmonkeyCommented:
Very true.  If you can it would better to go with XP pro
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