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Old Nov 03, 2003, 09:01 AM
chimpuk chimpuk is offline
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Right...i got 2 computers, both running XP Pro, connected with a crossover cable.

At the minute, one connects thru the other for internet, and printers and folders are shared etc, all auto set up by windows.

But what i really want is to make a domain the 2nd computer has to log onto to get on, so that any user could log on on that pc, and i could change all settings like passwords and access from my pc, from the computer management prog in administrive tools (at the minute, whatever i do i can only do local users on it for some reason)

At the minute both pc's are part of a workgroup, but the second pc logs on locally, i want it to have to log onto a workgroup/domain, and have a roaming profile etc. I basically want to have it like a proper network, my pc being the server and the other pc being the single client

I know itd be much easier to accomplish using windows 200 but a) i dont have 2000 and b) its more practical to use xp as they are both home computers.

I kow how to do all this in 2000, and i assumed itd be the same in XP as they are essentially the same OS, but obviously not

And YES...this is all over the top and completly pointless for 2 computers but i wanna do it as practice, cus soon i wanna do the same thing but with about 5 compueters, and while that still isnt a very big network, i want to do it professionally, not just use XP's automatic crap

If anyone can give any advice or knows of any sites that could help, itd be much appreciated
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Old Nov 03, 2003, 11:01 PM
Charm Charm is offline
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There are some excellent networking books at Barnes and Nobles for windows->linux->fbsd->routers->cisco devices,etc - You name it, they got it for networking. Of course, trial and error is the infamous networking handimans guide to the galaxy =)
 

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