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Adding a desktop to a Domain

office here with 4 computers in the office

Server is Win XP Pro

Clients are all Win XP Pro

Network type = a domain

One computer needs to be replaced - is it easy to hook up the replacement? do I just note down the network settings? (old pc go IP address dynamically)is there need to do anything at the server end of things?
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jetsonx
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2PiFLCommented:
If you're really running a "domain" the workstation will have to be added to the domain.

These are instructions are for adding an XP workstation to a 2003 domain but the steps are the same:
http://www.visualwin.com/AD-XP/

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BrianMilnesCommented:
You state that the server and workstations are all running XP Pro.
If that's correct it means that you are running a Workgroup, rather than a Domain.
Joining a workgroup is straightforward, just go to Computer Properties, computer name, workgroup and make sure the name is the same on all machines.
Then make sure that your Firewall settings have a File and Printer Sharing exception enabled
Rgds
Brian
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jetsonxAuthor Commented:
sorry, server is Win2000

Thanks to help here - problem = sorted.
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