Windows clients and NT domain membership.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Wed Nov 5 20:32:19 GMT 2003

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 01:22:07PM -0800, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > I am still curious about the differences between W9x/Me/XP-Home vs. 
> > NT/2kx/XP-Pro.  I need to set up a domain some time so I can see how a 
> > W9x-type system does authentication when it's a "member" of the domain.
> Win9X does not join a domain in anything like the way that WinNT and above 
> does, however, I believe you can get updates.

When I tell a W9x system that it is a domain member it will go through the
steps of the mailslot-based PDC location protocol.  I don't have a PDC set
up (currently) so I don't know what it does after that (in my case, it
fails to find the PDC so it gives me an error message).

I assume that it will try a regular SMB logon and *not* use the
\\PIPE\NETLOGON trick to perform authentication, but I'm not sure.

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