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How to join a XP Home machine to a 2003 domain

   Posted by: Dante    in General

Yes, the topic is true. You can join any XP Home machine to a domain in a few steps:

  1. Open regedit, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ProductOptions
  2. Delete  the ProductSuite string
  3. Create a new DWORD entry, call it Brand
  4. Set it’s value to 0 (zero).
  5. Reboot.

What this procedure does is simulate an XP Pro environment. In some cases, it might block you from getting updates from Microsoft, but has been tested on XP SP3 and it works flawlessly.

Thanks Enrique for the tip.