XP Home on a Domain network

Angry Ant

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Hi guys

I'm stuck with this laptop with XP Home as an OS.

I need to get it to login onto our Domain so that it can be assigned permissions, etc.

Please note that I need it to login.

I can give it access to the Domain via a Net Use script, but that defeats the object.

X-Setup does not do the trick.

I would greatly appreciate any tips and/or tricks.
 

|tera|

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No terms or tricks can be offered to you unfortunately.

As per Microsoft's Licensing terms, you are trying to circumvent the agreement between you and said company by trying to use a Home Edition on a Corporate Network.

Professional, Business and Ultimate editions can however be used in this capacity.

Ciao :)
 

Angry Ant

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Thank you Terra.

It's for a student for a two-week period, doing an assignment.

The scholarship does not provide for upgrading to XP Pro, or otherwise.

I know this does not absolve the licensing issue. I'll take my chances with the wrath of Microsoft...
 

|tera|

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Thank you Terra.

It's for a student for a two-week period, doing an assignment.

The scholarship does not provide for upgrading to XP Pro, or otherwise.

I know this does not absolve the licensing issue. I'll take my chances with the wrath of Microsoft...
I tend to disagree with your sentiments however. As this person is a student, this is just the time to be an example for this man/woman.

That said.

If you need the student to access resources on servers and so forth. Best bet would be to create a User for the Student in your Active Directory. Set the permissions on the folders and or content that the student needs access to and do the following:

In the standard XP Run command type:
\\serveripadress\folder\file1.xls

Or just \\serveripaddress (add your real ip address).

If he/she opens the folder/file they will get a Username & Password Prompt. They enter the Active Directory Username and Password you provided and have access as required :D
 

PsyWulf

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Indeed the moment they use //servername it'll pop up a username/password dialog in which the domain authentication is done using "domainname\username" in the username block and the matching password,if it passes this check the folders his AD account is allowed access will appear
 
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