is it possible to auto-authenticate a server 2003 domain user running windows XP Home?

I have a user loging on to a windows 2003 domain using windows xp home - as the client is home addition they are obviously logging on locally, but then they have a mapped drive to the server, and they also connect to a printer attached to the network.

Being as they are not physically logging onto the domain, when they first access the shared drive once they are logged into windows, they are prompted to enter domain credentials (for which they have a user account in active directory).

What I am trying to achieve is a method whereby a can run some sort of script that will auto authenticate them on the domain as soon as they log in to windows. Is this possible?
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XP Home edition does not have the ability to join the domain by design from MS.  However, check this out and see if it does what you need.

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