xp home

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by joansfella, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. joansfella

    joansfella OSNN Junior Addict

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    I know this might sound a simple question (daft even) but does xp home support networking like pro?
     
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    Yes, the only restriciton is that you can't log onto a 2000/.NET Domain

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  3. Reg

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    Just an addition:

    XP Home is limited to a 5 workgroup setup. This means that only 5 computers can be networked together.
     
  4. open_source

    open_source Guest

    I think you mean that only 5 concurrent connections can be made to a Home machine. You can have a workgroup larger than 5 computers. Just not have an open share to more than 5 at one time.
     
  5. Reg

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    That's correct. You can put as many machines on a workgroup as you want, but it can only have 5 concurrent connections. With XP Pro/2000, the number is 10 on a workgroup.
     
  6. Eolis

    Eolis Guest

    tomato, tomatoe.......:D
     
  7. open_source

    open_source Guest

    The limit of connections has nothing to do with a workgroup.