Sorry, Microsoft designed the product to work like that. Theres nothing
really you can do about it.
> Well, for the benefit of anybody else who runs into this, here is the best
> workaround I could come up with.
> I used W2K's User Profiles manager to copy the work profile into a
> folder. I then created a local computer user, and pointed its profile to
> that copy. I did the same in the properties for my work account. The local
> user had no problem connecting to the network as I need, and the profile
> trick keeps everything in synch.
> Downgrading isn't really an option - are you kidding!?
> > No it is just part of the win2k design that once in a domain it cant
> > join another domain or workgroup. Maybe you could try a program called
> > switcher which sort of allows 2 or more network connections. it was the
> > in NT Workstation.
> > The only real way around it is to downgrade to winme or 98 as they can
> > support multiple domains as they arent really designed to be in networks
> > anyway.
> > --
> > Andrew Thompson
> > TT Networks - System Administrator
> > > Yes, that's what I thought was happening.
> > > However, the laptop already has the server as the gateway, which is
> > > get internet.
> > > I can't net view, map drive, browse, net use, etc.
> > > I'm part of my IT group at work, but not the guy that does the NT
> > policies.
> > > Is that something NT has flexibility to allow - there are just three
> > us,
> > > and I'm sure my colleague can accomodate me if it's possible. I've let
> > > know about my networking problems, and he doesn't have any insights,
> > if
> > > you could point me / us in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
> > > > The Win2K security stops you doing this. The laptop is part of the
> > > > domain therefore it is most probably part of the group policy there,
> > > > therefore it cant co exist in another network even if it is just a
> > > > group.
> > > > What you can do is add a second gateway to the laptop, use the IP of
> > > > server for the gateway the use the net use command to map the
> > > drives
> > > > or printers.
> > > > Happy Xmas
> > > > Andrew Thompson
> > > > TT Networks - System Administrator
> > > > > I've looked through MS KB and this entire newsgroup, and haven't
> > > the
> > > > > answer yet, as far as I can tell.
> > > > > I'm running a home network with a W2K Server and a W2k Pro client.
> > > TCP/IP
> > > > is
> > > > > working great, get Internet through my DSL, can ping, etc.
> > > > can't
> > > > > access share files or printers. Both machines have Microsoft
> > > > > File/Print Sharing, NetBEUI, and TCP/IP installed.
> > > > > The catch is that the client is my laptop from work, which is part
> > my
> > > > W2k
> > > > > domain there. I'm not running a domain at home, just a workgroup,
> > > the
> > > > > work domain must be interfering somehow. If I dial the notebook
> > the
> > > > > office while connected to my home LAN, eventually I can browse
> > > but
> > > > > when I disconnect I can't browse the server anymore.
> > > > > I used to be able to browse the server just fine when it was NT4,
> > > the
> > > > > notebook configured the same way. This shouldn't be this hard, I
> > > > think
> > > > > . . .
> > > > > Happy Holidays!