Hello everyone - hope all is well and that hopefully some of you fine people can shed some light on the most annoying problem I currently have!
Basically, a couple of people that i work with have been provided with a laptop complete with Windows XP home Edition
I dont know why, before my time!!
anyway, the problem has arisen that they cant fully network two machines together. If he / she connects their laptop to another running XP professional or Windows 2000, then he / she has no problems reading or copying to / from that machine. However the XP Prof / 2000 machine cannot access the XP Home edition machine, indicating that you do not have the correct permissions. Now, being a Network Administrator i understand how to set permissions, how to enable file and print sharing etc. All this i cannot do with Home edition, there is no permission options. v.v.v.v.v. frustrating!
Also, XP home edition seems incapable of joining a domain?! workgroups only! why is this?
So, is there a patch i need to install XP home with or is the only option to upgrade the system to XP Professional?
Any help from you guys will be massively appreciated!!!
Big thanks in advance