XP Home edition



Dan
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
I have a client that hired their first intern. The intern is using their own
laptop, which is running XP home edition. The client runs the program,
PCLaw, off the server and everyone in the office has XP Pro and uses a
domain, naturally. Is it possible to somehow connect the intern's laptop
through this setting or is this impossible, as originally thought

River_Rat
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
This would be better directed to the makers of the software.
XP Home cannot directly connect to a domain.

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"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I have a client that hired their first intern. The intern is using their
own
laptop, which is running XP home edition. The client runs the program,
PCLaw, off the server and everyone in the office has XP Pro and uses a
domain, naturally. Is it possible to somehow connect the intern's laptop
through this setting or is this impossible, as originally thought

Greg
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
The intern should be able to log onto the domain as long as he/she has an
account setup on the server. If that is the case, then the intern should be
able to type in servers ip address followed by the share name (for example:
\\192.168.300.1\OfficeVol) from Windows Explorer Drive Mapping.

They will then be prompted for a user name and password of someone that has
authority to log onto the domain even though they are running Home Edition
and on a workgroup instead of a domain. The intern should be able to access
files and so on. Depending on how much authority the server administrator
his given the intern.

The laptop will need an ip address, subnet mask and default gateway if they
want internet access. Along with the DNS server address and possible WINS
server address.


"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C034AD23-2C43-414C-847B-EAC66D69E95D@microsoft.com...
>I have a client that hired their first intern. The intern is using their
>own
> laptop, which is running XP home edition. The client runs the program,
> PCLaw, off the server and everyone in the office has XP Pro and uses a
> domain, naturally. Is it possible to somehow connect the intern's laptop
> through this setting or is this impossible, as originally thought

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
Dan wrote:

> I have a client that hired their first intern. The intern is using their own
> laptop, which is running XP home edition. The client runs the program,
> PCLaw, off the server and everyone in the office has XP Pro and uses a
> domain, naturally. Is it possible to somehow connect the intern's laptop
> through this setting or is this impossible, as originally thought

XP Home can't join a domain.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Dan
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
I am well aware of that fact I suppose i am looking for a way around it and
if it works I appreciate it Greg

"Rock" wrote:

> Dan wrote:
>
> > I have a client that hired their first intern. The intern is using their own
> > laptop, which is running XP home edition. The client runs the program,
> > PCLaw, off the server and everyone in the office has XP Pro and uses a
> > domain, naturally. Is it possible to somehow connect the intern's laptop
> > through this setting or is this impossible, as originally thought
>
> XP Home can't join a domain.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Stephen
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
Dan wrote:
>> I have a client that hired their first intern. The intern is using
>> their own laptop, which is running XP home edition. The client runs
>> the program, PCLaw, off the server and everyone in the office has XP
>> Pro and uses a domain, naturally. Is it possible to somehow connect
>> the intern's laptop through this setting or is this impossible, as
>> originally thought

Yes, have the client upgrade to Windows XP Pro SP2. You can upgrade a
Windows XP Home installation to Windows XP Pro. If you do an 'upgrade'
install rather than a 'clean' install the client shouldn't have to reinstall
any apps etc. etc.

Stephen
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
Dan wrote:
>> I am well aware of that fact I suppose i am looking for a way around
>> it and if it works I appreciate it Greg
>>
>> "Rock" wrote:
>>
>>> Dan wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have a client that hired their first intern. The intern is
>>>> using their own laptop, which is running XP home edition. The
>>>> client runs the program, PCLaw, off the server and everyone in the
>>>> office has XP Pro and uses a domain, naturally. Is it possible to
>>>> somehow connect the intern's laptop through this setting or is
>>>> this impossible, as originally thought
>>>
>>> XP Home can't join a domain.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Rock
>>> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

The way around it is to upgrade to Windows XP Professional SP2. The client
can choose to do an 'upgrade' installation which means they will not have to
reinstall their apps nor reconfigure their setting etc. etc.

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:44 AM
Dan wrote:
> I have a client that hired their first intern. The intern is using their own
> laptop, which is running XP home edition. The client runs the program,
> PCLaw, off the server and everyone in the office has XP Pro and uses a
> domain, naturally. Is it possible to somehow connect the intern's laptop
> through this setting or is this impossible, as originally thought


While a WinXP Home machine cannot be made a domain member, it's
still possible for a properly authenticated user to access domain
resources from a WinXP Home PC. He/she merely has to enter his domain
user name at password for each connection/share required.


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