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Win 3.1 and AD 2003 Login? Is it possible?

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We had a Win2000 Mixed Domain.  We lastw eek upgraded it for Win2003 and added two Win2003 DC to replace the old Win2000 boxes.  That all went fine.  We have since found that in our shop, two metal laser cutters POC (Point of Control) terminals are running Windows 95 and Win 3.1 (surprise surprise).  We discovered this in IS when the operator rebooted the Win 95 one yesturday and it would not reconnect to network.  We fixed it by loading the old AD Extentions for Win 9X.

They have not rebooted the Win 3.1 POC but my guess is it will have the same issue.  From my reserach and googleing I find no mention of being able to connect a Win3.1 PC to an AD 2003 domain.  DOes anyone know if this is possible or can be done?

We have the shop maintenance people calling the vendor today (I would think they have to have an upgraded version) but in the short term I am looking for possible temp methods should the unit get rebooted and be unable to login.
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I only remember seeing the 9X stuff for logging into 2003 domains.  3.1 I believe your out of luck.
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I have come to that conclusion as well.  I called the two machine vendors, one has an XP client (only a $9,000 upgrade, but shop will have to use their budget).  The other machines latest OS is (believe it or not) NT4!  At least I can work with that (found old AD extensions addon).  Not sure of the cost yet on it.  I also found we had no maintenance contracts on either; hopefulley that will be rectified as well.
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