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How to connect a Windows XP to a Server 2012 network

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What are the correct steps to get a windows XP machine onto a Server 2012 network?
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by:ktaczala
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There should be not problem joining XP to win server 2012. make sure DNS is correct.
 The following Windows client and Windows Server operating systems are supported for domain member computers with domain controllers that run Windows Server 2012:

    Client operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Server operating systems: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003
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How should I go and connect the Windows XP machine to the Network. I go into system and change the workgroup name from that to my domain in the domain textbox and input the administrator name and password?
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by:Rich Weissler
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Yes cmdolcet, the procedure you specify should work.
Of course, that said, please be aware that Windows XP is now out of support, and there are a security features available in Windows 2012 which Windows XP does not support.  I can't think of anything in a default installation of Windows 2012 which would preclude a Windows XP machine from joining the domain, but it is possible for the administrator to enable/require some which would preclude the older operating system from joining.
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by:cmdolcet
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How Can I check if I have exceeded my registration for each individual user accessing  Server 2012
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I assume you mean the normal (default) ten machines each user is permitted to join to the domain?
Unfortunately, that isn't tracked, and the quota isn't configurable per user.  You can run a powershell script to spit out the list of machines a user has joined, and compare it to the domain machine quota.
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OK nlet me try that.... If you can think of anything else please let me know!
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