Joining a Domain: Windows 2000/XP Professional
Microsoft Windows NT/200x/XP Professional platforms can participate in domain security.
This section steps through the process for making a Windows 200x/XP Professional machine a
member of a domain security environment. It should be noted that this process is identical
when joining a domain that is controlled by Windows NT4/200x as well as a Samba PDC.
, then select .
The opening panel is the same one that can be reached by clicking on the Control Panel.
Figure8.15.The General Panel.
Click the tab.
This panel shows the , the ,
and the or .
Clicking the button will launch the configuration wizard. Do not use this with
Samba-3. If you wish to change the computer name or join or leave the domain, click the button.
Figure8.16.The Computer Name Panel.
Click on ???.
. This panel shows that our example machine (TEMPTATION) is in a workgroup called WORKGROUP.
We will join the domain called MIDEARTH. See
Figure8.17.The Computer Name Changes Panel.
Enter the name in the field below the domain radio button.
This panel shows that our example machine (TEMPTATION) is set to join the domain called MIDEARTH. See
Figure8.18.The Computer Name Changes Panel Domain MIDEARTH.
Now click the button. A dialog box should appear to allow you to provide the
credentials (username and password) of a domain administrative account that has the rights to add machines to
Enter the name “root” and the root password from your Samba-3 server. See
Figure8.19.Computer Name Changes Username and Password Panel.
The “Welcome to the MIDEARTH domain.” dialog box should appear. At this point the machine must be rebooted.
Joining the domain is now complete.