Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows Vista > Windows Vista Network
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



Joining Vista Home Basic to a Domain

Windows Vista Network


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-05-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 64
Joining Vista Home Basic to a Domain

I would like to join a Vista Home Basic machine to an existing domain. When I purchased the desktop from Dell I was told this was possible. Is it possible? If not, there are some applications that call files stored on our servers and since the desktop falls under the workgroup category every morning when I login I have to type in the adminitrator username and password. Can I join a Vista Home Basic desktop to a domain and how can I do it? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-05-2007
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,312
Re: Joining Vista Home Basic to a Domain

By design, the Vista home can't join the domain. However, you don't need to join the domain to access the domain network recourses. these search results may help, workgroup networking faqsHow can I share files between workgroup computer and domain/workgroup computer ... 3) Create the same username and password on both workgroup and domain so ...Even you have different workgroup name and domain, you can logon domain instead of workgroup at home, and logon the same username and password on other ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-10-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Windows Vista Home Basic join Domain

I have installed Windows Vista Home Basic on my boss' laptop. I must join in domain of company.
Can you help me! To join laptop of my boss in our domain!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-10-2007
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,778
It is NOT possible with Home Basic. Return Home Basic and get Vista Business or Ultimate that can join a domain.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows Vista > Windows Vista Network


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "Joining Vista Home Basic to a Domain"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trouble Joining New Domain Controller to existing Domain in VMWare adamholtby Operating Systems 2 18-05-2011 10:25 AM
Anytime Upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Home Premium Garibaldi Windows Update 4 31-10-2008 08:26 PM
Downgrade from Vista Home Premium to Home Basic Ursa Vista Help 10 12-03-2008 10:36 PM
Joining windows 2003 server's domain using vista home premium haritable Windows Vista Network 1 08-01-2008 01:53 PM
Upgrading Windows Vista Home Basic to Vista Home Premium Sarantsatsr Vista Setup and Install 2 02-03-2007 04:18 AM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:07 AM.