Cannt make computer part of domain

June 26, 2009 at 08:11:23
Specs: Windows XP
Please help,,,, I am trying to make this computer part of our domain but the domain tab is grey out my only option is the workgroup tab. The ip, subnet mask, default gateway and verything else is correct, i can ping the ip just fine but i cannt make it part of domain. Any help will be much appreciated it.
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#1
June 26, 2009 at 08:24:04
What OS is installed? XP Pro or XP Home?

LIR


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#2
June 26, 2009 at 08:29:01
It says windows xp media, center edition, version 2002 sp2, so i assume is home eddition?

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#3
June 26, 2009 at 09:36:18
No. It's Media Center. You can't add that machine to a Domain.

LIR


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#4
June 26, 2009 at 09:42:37
Thank you! do you know if i can upgrade it to home or pro? i think i have the disks

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#5
June 26, 2009 at 10:42:55
You would need to upgrade to pro not home. Just because you have disks does not mean you have a pro license. You need a pro licence to then install pro.

Don't forget you will need to register the new install with Microsoft.


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#6
June 26, 2009 at 11:18:31
we do have the licenses:) Thanks so much for all your help,

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#7
June 26, 2009 at 11:59:38
You can not upgrade media center to XP pro.

You will need to format the PC and install XP Pro.


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#8
June 26, 2009 at 15:38:26
Why do you need to be part of a domain?

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#9
June 29, 2009 at 05:41:57
We cant add networks printers or map others drives

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#10
June 29, 2009 at 06:49:34
How many users are in the domain?

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#11
June 29, 2009 at 06:53:08
around 150 users

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#12
June 29, 2009 at 06:56:11
OK then, you need Win2000, WinXP pro or equivalent Vista.

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#13
June 29, 2009 at 06:59:52
I have windows xp, thanks so much for all your help

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