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Server 2012 Domain XP Clients

I am trying to clarify Windows XP functionality in a Windows Server 2012 Domain.  I have read that you can join an XP Client to a Windows Server 2012 Domain.  

Will the Windows XP client be fully manageable? i.e. group policy etc..

Will group policy client side extensions be released for Windows XP?

I understand that the IE Maintenance has been removed from server 2012.  I take it then that this would be managed from group policy preference.  Client side extensions?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
1: Yes, at least for the next  443 Days
2: You only need to approve KB943729 and Service Pack 3 for XP in WSUS.
3: again from group policy. adm/admx packs are available.
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Don ThomsonCommented:
Xp Pro can join the Domain of a Server 2012 - XP Home can only be a guest

If you don't want to have to completely rebuild the User Profile, you need to use something like Profwiz3 - It's free and allows you to reconfigure a standard local XP Pro profile to be a domain member.  You will need to of course - create the User and password in the server first. It does not have to be the same user-code and password that the XP Pro is currently using if you use something like the Profwiz3 converter.  Your just tell it to use the following User-code/PW  combo - Which Local Profile you wish to use (current login) and the Domain you want to join and have an admin login pw

Before you start - make sure that the new server is providing the DHCP - not your router and verify that the Server is the first DNS server IP (use CMD - ipconfig /all to verify

XP Home machines are not meant for business use - therefore you cannot have them as valid Domain Computers - However if you create a usercode - PW  that matches the existing USercode PW on the Home machine - you can gain access to any shares that "Everyone" has access to.  You will not however have any Domain control over that PC
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