Someone told me that while the old TweakUI allowed logging on to a Domain with the Home Edition, this seems to be no longer possible with the new version. Pretty obvious from the M$ point of view, but there may be other opinions around. Now I didn't know this was possible in the first place, it's interesting to know that one should hang on to the old version for a little bit longer.
Getting on a domain with XP Home Edition
Thanx to: NTCompatible
This can also be accomplished with the free and widely available Xteq X-Setup 6.1 http://www.xteq.com/products/xset/ by navigating to the NetworkAuto LoginWindows NT/2K/XPSettings option within X-Setup. Simply enter the appropriate information and click Apply Changes - upon your next reboot you can then join domains with WinXP Home Edition. Problem solved. X-Setup includes many other useful Windows XP tweaks/hacks/etc. for Windows XP as well, all free for personal use.
As Serdar Yegulalp pointed out in his Win2kPowerUsers newsletter today also, this can be accomplished using Microsoft's TweakUI for Windows XP, but that has been pulled from Microsoft's website for the time being. I feel that it is very possible, if not highly probable, that Microsoft will prevent this workaround from being used with future versions of TweakUI with Windows XP Home Edition, as they authored both Windows XP and TweakUI, and they don't want Windows XP Home Edition users to be able to join network domains. A copy of TweakUI for WinXP can be obtained at http://www.majorgeeks.com.
So, Dealer: are you sure it's a myth? I must confess I've never tried it, because I just didn't know. But this seems very authentic....
binary, I'm not sure it's a myth, I do know that the best informed people I know have said that they tried as best they could, and couldn't manage the domain activity with tweak ui...btw, it is interesting that the article says it's possible, but then doesn't give the method...Right now, I'm beleiving the experts...but if you know anything about me, it's that I love discrediting accepted ideas...so, I'm hoping the myth is in fact true...
according to relder, here's the problem...with xp, in order to log onto a domain, you have to join the domain, and that's not possible with xp home....now I don't have xp pro, but if I did, I'd look for the option to manually enter domain units from the home unit...if that's possible, then tweak ui might let you log in, once another computor has somehow joined you to the domain