In article <68FAD515-793A-4AF0-9C3E-C585047186C7@microsoft.com>, Geoff
Mac. <Geoff Mac.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I have just purchased a new laptop which came pre loaded with vista home
>basic. I intend to use this for an off campus post grad degree. I need to use
>the DSL link at my office which has a network domain but vista won't allow
>the laptop to connect to the domain. Any ideas?
>I have tried looking for an upgrade to vista but there doesn't seem to be a
>path from home basic to one that allows logging onto a domain (that I can
It might be possible to access domain resources without logging onto
the domain. Ask the office IT people.
Business and Ultimate can log onto a domain, and you can upgrade from
Home Basic to Ultimate. I don't know the pricing, so I can't say
which is less expensive, but here are two options:
1. Upgrade from Home Basic to Ultimate.
2. Buy a full retail copy of Business and do a clean installation.
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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