Network ID is not active

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2008-05-30
On a XP system, I'm logged as administrator:  My computer-> Properties->Computer name. The button Network ID is not active so I can't include it in a Active Directory domain. Can someone explain me why is not active that button ?

Question by:omegabetax
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    by:Brad Groux
    Are you sure you are logged in as Administrator? Do you see the note below the grayed out boxes that says "Only Administrators can change the identification of this computer"? See this image for what I mean...

    Verify in user groups in computer management that your ID is listed as an administrator.

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    The change button is active... When I press it, I can change only the name of the workgroup. The domain option is not active.
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    Expert Comment

    are you using xp home as it cannot be a domain member

    Author Comment

    XP media center
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    Accepted Solution

    thats the same as home as far as domain membership goes. it cannot be a member of a domain, and anyone who says otherwise, is using a whole load of dodgy registry hacks which are unsupported
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    Expert Comment

    Forced accept.

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