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Hi all,

I'm having  a problem to which i know workarounds but maybe there is something i haven't thought of. I have a domain controller and a member server.  The member server is running Exchange and it is not a secondary domain controller because that included in the best practices for an exchange server.  
The problem that i'm having is that some users use laptops that do not have xp Pro and therefore they cannot be joined to the domain only to a workgroup. With them joined to a workgroup that has the same name as the domain and by adding a user to the active directory that matches the user in their laptops, i can bypass user access problems to the server that is a domain controller.  However, my problem is that this does not work with the exchange server, i guess because it is not a domain controller and therefore it does not have the user database.
Is there a way to bypass this that does not include promoting the exchange server to a dc?
Also i know i can create a script or batch file that maps a network drive to that server and have users run it every time they logon to their laptops. Any other ideas?
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This has nothing to do with Exchange being a DC or not, because Exchange uses the AD for authentication.
Basically Outlook has to authenticate against the domain. You only get pass through authentication where the machine is a member of the domain.

The best solution would be to upgrade the machines to something that can be joined to the domain.

Simon.
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Yes i know that would be the best solution but it is not an option right now.  However i do understand that will solve all issues. Thanks.
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