By Adding Workstation to SBS Domain does it Exclude Workstation fromother Domain?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Rob Schneider, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Folks,

    I'm experimenting with SBS. I've setup a the access for a computer and
    am about to go to the stp of connecting to the SBS web page to run
    "ConnectComputer" command.

    Before I do this, I'm wondering if this will make the client computer
    not able to log into the existing domain I have running (which by the
    way is a Linux/Samba domain). This install won't do anything to limit
    log in only to the new SBS domain, and lock me out of the production
    domain currently running? I to use the existing domain.

    I don't want/need (and know this not possible) log into both domains or
    setup any trusts. Just want to ensure no lock out or inabilty for the
    client to login. I don't know what the "ConnectComputer" process does
    to the computer being connected.

    thanks,
    rms
     
    Rob Schneider, Apr 15, 2004
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    Chris Jones Guest

    Yes it does, you need software calle MultiNetwork Manager to enable login to
    multiple domains. You can even download a trial.
     
    Chris Jones, Apr 15, 2004
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  3. Gee. That's unfortunate. Since I get the login option on XP to login
    to the local machine or the domain, I was hoping the SBS domain would be
    just added to the list ... gotta go back and think this through. I can't
    lose access to the production domain from the clients machines.

    I guess it will do no good to create a new user account on the client
    machine configured for exclusive access to the SMS domain and not affect
    the existing accounts on the client with connect to the production domain?

    Hope this is useful to you. Let us know.

    rms
     
    Rob Schneider, Apr 15, 2004
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  4. Gee. That's unfortunate. Since I get the login option on XP to login
    to the local machine or the domain, I was hoping the SBS domain would be
    just added to the list ... gotta go back and think this through. I can't
    lose access to the production domain from the clients machines.

    I guess it will do no good to create a new user account on the client
    machine configured for exclusive access to the SMS domain and not affect
    the existing accounts on the client with connect to the production domain?

    Hope this is useful to you. Let us know.

    rms
     
    Rob Schneider, Apr 15, 2004
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  5. It wouldn't just by chance be a laptop would it??

    I used to do a little trick with 2000 that worked by useing one NIC for one
    domain at an office location and a different NIC at a different company with
    completely different network settings.

    Another option may be to actually set up Hardware Profiles. That can be
    done on 95 and up I think... i know 98 and up can. When you first start up
    windows each time you will have to select the hardware profile to use before
    it will go into the actual log in sections. You can then specify which
    profile to use..... Not to hard to set up as you can copy the existing
    profile to a new one and modify it from there. When you are done with your
    testing, you can simply delete whichever profile you are no longer useing
    after makeing sure the one you want is set to be the default.

    Hope this helps!
     
    David Southern, Apr 15, 2004
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  6. The machine I intend to do testing/experimenting with is indeed a laptop
    and I need it to NOT get locked out of the the production domain.
    Running XP Pro, though.

    The idea of a hardware profile is good. I'm aware of them, and will do
    some reading. That may do the trick.

    It also occurs to me that I have dual boot into Win 2003 server on this
    laptop. I don't care what domain it belongs to. I'll maybe make that
    connect to the SBS server (although by being a server os, maybe that
    leads to other issues ... will do some exploring).

    Hope this is useful to you. Let us know.

    rms




     
    Rob Schneider, Apr 15, 2004
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  7. Dual boot would work great.... then you wouldn't have to worry so much about
    the profiles and settings and such.

    Another option may be doing something like Virtual PC. Host a base install
    of XP to toy with your setups and such.

    It acts just like another computer even though it's on the same box. I use
    a VPC to test my clients networks without haveing to change anything on my
    laptop's host OS. and for $129 retail, it's well worth it in my opinion.

    --
    David Southern [CITPG]

    Carolina IT Professionals Group - Membership has it's advantages!
    www.carolinaIT.org


     
    David Southern, Apr 15, 2004
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  8. ah... another good idea. thanks! I can't get Virtual PC for anywhere
    near US$129 here in UK, but I think it part of the Action Pack that I
    recently subscribed to so have it at hand ... well thought of. Now to
    do a little research and try. Thanks!

    rms




     
    Rob Schneider, Apr 15, 2004
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  9. Yes... it is in the action pack!

    It came in my last quarterly update. I've used the previous vendor's
    version and have always loved it. If you have it in the Action pack it's
    well worth the install.

    Note though.... you must have enough memory to run your host OS (your base
    OS on the computer) and have enough left for the guest OS (the OS you are
    running in the virtual space). Also I'd recomend a nice fast processor.

    I'm running a Cele 800 with 512mb ram and it works fine for host xp with a
    guest xp with the guest xp set to 256mb.

    Little slow.... but works fine!

    --
    David Southern [CITPG]

    Carolina IT Professionals Group - Membership has it's advantages!
    www.carolinaIT.org


     
    David Southern, Apr 15, 2004
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