How to join two different domains and switch easliy between each other

Hi ,

I have a Laptop whcih has XP Professional installed and I would like to switch domains between my Office network and Home network.

Both my Office & Hoem network is running windows 2003 Domain; however , there is no relationship between two domain controllers, they are different.

So can anyone suggest me to recommend a way to switch domains while i'm at home or at office, instead of doing it in the My Computer.
nirmal_s19Asked:
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nirmal_s19Author Commented:
Can some one reply please...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Well, so far as I know, one PC can join ONE domain at ONE time. And I am fairly sure you would have to unjoin from one domain and join the other.

Now, I use different domains at different clients daily. My solution is to join NO domain. I run a batch file for each different domain that attaches my user folder and then gives me all the services I need wherever I am.

In your case, you could do this at home, or at both places. .... Thinkpads_User
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giltjrCommented:
I second thinkpads_user join no domain or just live with being on one domain.

Now, is this your laptop or your work's?  If it is your work's, then you need to leave it joined to their domain.

If it is your's, then not only do I find it unusual that your work allows you to connect your personal computer their network, I find it really unusual that they let you join it to their domain.

Connecting personal equipment to our LAN can get you terminated.
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
there is some software out there can easily switch your profile (like IP address, share drive and etc)

you probably need one of those.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is what I do daily (as I noted), and it easily done for free with easy 1 or 2 line batch files.
... Thinkpads_User
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nirmal_s19Author Commented:
what kind of software allows us to change between two domains.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have not seen any such software. You must unjoin and join. ... Thinkpads_User
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Dan KennedyBusiness System AnalystCommented:
I would set up two batch files using this utility from MS - NetDom
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc737599(WS.10).aspx

One for each domain you need to use, then after connecting to the network, launch the bat to do the doamin setup and any other tasks... printer, mapped drives, etc.


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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
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flebbiCommented:
Windows does not support this you must use a third party software, I seen this work using MultiNetwork Manager from Globesoft
http://www.globesoft.com/mnm9_home.asp

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flebbiCommented:
Except ofcourse if your company domain and your home domain would have a trust relationship setup, the you could switch easily using windows.
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