What do I need to do to a win xp pro client that I have removed from a win 2000 server network so I can set it up on a peer to peer network?
Posted on 2007-11-25
I have got 4 win xp pro sp2 machines (2 desktops & 2 laptops) they were clients on a win 2000 network. Now I want to add them to a small office peer to peer network. The problem is that when they boot up the logon screen for the old network appears - of course they can't logon as that network doesn't exist, so I need to find a way of removing that and any thing else that is stopping me adding them to a peer to peer network.
I don't want to reinstall the os as there is data on there that needs to be kept - I could back it up if really necessary though!
All I really want to be able to do is take these pcs from the old network and add them to the new. The new network has no user authentication or active directories it is a simple network with a NAS for sharing files.
Many thanks as I have run out of ideas -