[LUNI] Linux and Windows XP-Home
Jeff "zemote" O'Hara
freecell at zemote.com
Tue Aug 13 15:17:44 CDT 2002
I have 2 machines with xp-professional and still can't get it to connect
to a smb primary domain controller (PDC)to use the automatic mapping of
drives with the net use commands. I've read that you have to change some
registry value on the windows box in order to do it but i have had no
luck. I get access denied when i try to join the the xp box to the
domain. Windows 95 and 98 boxes connect fine to the PDC.
Any help would be much appreciated.
On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Beach, Ken wrote:
> From: Fhealy at aol.com [mailto:Fhealy at aol.com]
> > I have a network with a Red Hat 7.3 Linux system acting as
> > File Server in a school. I am running Samba in workgroup
> > mode and had a network of windows 95/98 clients. The school
> > recently got some new clients with windows XP home. I am
> > amazed about how different they made it look yet how little
> > additional functionality they added. Have these guys ever
> > heard of training costs? I have gotten them to talk to the
> > Samba server fine. The problem I am having is that they
> > refuse to reconnect the network drives at login without the
> > user going into network places, clicking on the system and
> > entering the password again. XP-Home is also refusing to
> > connect to the printer. In the setup dialong, there a box
> > for "reconnect at login" and I am checking that box. Any
> > Ideas (and hopefully they wont involve paying those pirates
> > an extra $100 to upgrade to XP professional or changeing the
> > systems over to Win98 or Win2000).
> In order to keep XP-Home edition out of the Workplace (which is what
> happened to win9x) Microsoft has striped much of the functionality out of
> the XP-Home networking. I believe you will need to upgrade to
> XP-Professional edition in order to get back the Auto Connect features.
> I suppose you could experiment with a batch file on start-up that runs a
> "net use" command, if that's still supported under XP-Home.
> Best of luck, we experimented with XP-Home here, and immediately tossed the
> disks in the garbage.
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Jeff "zemote" O'Hara
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