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Networking issue - connecting to a domain without being a member

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Old 02-21-2008
mterui
 

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Networking issue - connecting to a domain without being a member
I just bought a Windows Vista laptop and I'm trying to figure things out.

I used to have a personal XP laptop that I took to work(win 2000 network).
I was able to login to the domain w/o being a member of the domain. I could
access drives on that domain and print on the network printers.

I can't figure out how to get my Vista laptop to do the same thing. I can
access the internet, but that's it. What settings do I need to set/change so
that I can access that network?
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Old 02-21-2008
Hans-Georg Michna
 

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Re: Networking issue - connecting to a domain without being a member
On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 09:14:10 -0800, mterui wrote:

>I just bought a Windows Vista laptop and I'm trying to figure things out.
>
>I used to have a personal XP laptop that I took to work(win 2000 network).
>I was able to login to the domain w/o being a member of the domain. I could
>access drives on that domain and print on the network printers.
>
>I can't figure out how to get my Vista laptop to do the same thing. I can
>access the internet, but that's it. What settings do I need to set/change so
>that I can access that network?


I don't know your particular details, but the fundamentals are
that you cannot actually log on to the domain without being a
member.

You can, however, use resources on any computer directly, and
that is most likely what you have done.

Computers may either provide resources publicly, in which case
you can use them anyway (automatically via the Guest account),
or you can log on to local accounts on the computers. This is
all entirely independent of the domain.

I don't know why Vista doesn't do it on the spot; perhaps
somebody else can help with that. I just thought it helps to
know the basics of this mode of operation.

Hans-Georg
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Old 02-21-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Networking issue - connecting to a domain without being a member
You don't say what version of vista.
If it is Home Premium or Basic, you can't log onto a domain.

If it is Business, Ultimate or Enterprise, the domain's Admin has to set it
up,not you.
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Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


"mterui" wrote:

> I just bought a Windows Vista laptop and I'm trying to figure things out.
>
> I used to have a personal XP laptop that I took to work(win 2000 network).
> I was able to login to the domain w/o being a member of the domain. I could
> access drives on that domain and print on the network printers.
>
> I can't figure out how to get my Vista laptop to do the same thing. I can
> access the internet, but that's it. What settings do I need to set/change so
> that I can access that network?

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