Configure client computers running earlier versions of Windows

To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Admins security group.

Computers running Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition

Create a user account

  1. From the server, open Server Management. To open Server Management, click Start, and then click Server Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Users.
  3. In the details pane, click Add a User.
  4. Follow the steps in the Add User Wizard to create a user account.

Locate the Windows Small Business Server domain name

  1. Click Start, and then click Server Management.
  2. In the console tree, double-click Advanced Management.
  3. In the details pane, click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then right-click the name of the computer running Windows Small Business Server 2003.
  4. Click Properties. The domain name is located in the Domain name (pre-Windows 2000) box.

Install and configure TCP/IP

For more information, see Install and configure TCP/IP on client computers running earlier versions of Windows. Client computers should not be configured with static WINS, DNS, or default gateway settings unless a pre-existing network requires it.

Install and configure Client for Microsoft Networks

  1. From the client computer, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Network.
  2. Click Client for Microsoft Networks, and then click Properties.
  3. Select Log on to Windows NT domain.
  4. In the Windows NT domain box, specify the name of your Windows Small Business Server domain.

Configure additional settings

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network.
  2. On the Access Control tab, click Share Level Access Control.
  3. On the Identification tab, change the computer name if necessary, and change the Workgroup field to match the name of the Windows Small Business Server domain that the client computer is joining.
  4. Click the Configuration tab. In the Primary Network Logon box, select Client for Microsoft Networks.
  5. Click Client for Microsoft Networks, and then click Properties. Make sure Log on to Windows NT domain is selected.
  6. Under Windows NT domain, type the name of the Windows Small Business Server domain that you are joining, and then click OK. You might be prompted to insert installation disks.
  7. Restart the computer.

Computers running Windows NT Workstation 4.0

Create a user account

  1. From the server, open Server Management. To open Server Management, click Start, and then click Server Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Users.
  3. In the details pane, click Add a User.
  4. Follow the steps in the Add User Wizard to create a user account.

Create a computer account

  1. Open Server Management. To open Server Management, click Start, and then click Server Management.
  2. In the console tree, click Client Computers.
  3. In the details pane, click Set Up Client Computers.
  4. Follow the instructions in the Set Up Computer Wizard.

Locate the Windows Small Business Server domain name

  1. Click Start, and then click Server Management.
  2. In the console tree, double-click Advanced Management.
  3. In the details pane, click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then right-click the name of the computer running Windows Small Business Server.
  4. Click Properties. The domain name is located in the Domain name (pre-Windows 2000) box.

Install and configure TCP/IP

For more information, see Install and configure TCP/IP on client computers running earlier versions of Windows. Client computers should not be configured with static WINS, DNS, or default gateway settings unless a pre-existing network requires it.

Configure networking settings

  1. From the client computer, click Start, click Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network.
  2. Click the Identification tab. The computer running Windows NT Workstation 4.0 must be a member of the same domain as the computer running Windows Small Business Server.
    If your client computer displays Workgroup, click Change.
  3. In the Identification Changes dialog box, under Member of, click Domain.
  4. Type the name of the Windows Small Business Server domain.
    To locate the domain name from the server, click Start, right-click My Computer, click Properties, and then click the Computer Name tab.
  5. Restart the client computer.

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