Windows 7 Home Premium

Hey,

    I have 5 computers and 1 Server in an office im setting up. Server is running 2008 Standard server 1 PC is on windows XP Pro. 3 PC's ar Windows 7 Home Premium and 1 PC is Windows 7 Pro. Was wondering if there is a no cost or cheap way to join the 3 computers running windows 7 Home to a domain?
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AustinComputerLabsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Windows and XP home will not attach to a domain. You can upgrade to Pro,, or run them as a workgroup.
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uescompConnect With a Mentor Commented:
home premium is not meant for a domain environment, you would have to upgrade to pro verions to join to a domain.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
only way is using windows anytime upgrade on the Home premium pc's..
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Timothy McCartneyConnect With a Mentor SYS ADMINISTR I INFRASCommented:
You won't be able to join the domain, but you will still be able to access network resources as long as the user has the correct credentials to access them. Mapped drives and such are still accessible.

I definitely recommend upgrading to Win7 Pro however as it will eliminate a lot of the hassle of dealing with Home edition versions on a business network.
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PowerEdgeTechIT ConsultantCommented:
It's $90 to upgrade Home Premium to Professional.
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.216649100

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Computers4meAuthor Commented:
I found an update fir 69.95 on amazon is this not the same?
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PowerEdgeTechConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
$80 was the lowest I had seen - wouldn't have thought there was enough mark-up to be able to sell it for $70, but it looks like you can get it for $70 in several places ... go for it.

$90 is directly from the MS store.  
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