Laptop user - multiple domains


G

Guest

Hi
I'm a consultant that works at two companies with their own unique domains.
I want to be able to easily connect to the domain of whatever company I am
working at. Elseware, someone suggested I should set up two hardware
profiles, one for each company (which I have done). Howerver regardless of
which hw profile Windows I choseafter POST, the windows Login comes up for
the last domain I connected to.

Is there a way, I can have the Windows (domain) login to Company A show up
when select the hw profile for Company A and the converse for Company B's?
It would also help me when I'm working offline as my cashed credentials would
then send me into the right user profile for corresponding company (ie:
email, docs, etc. )

Notes:
* I'm running XP Pro. When I set up the hw profiles, I went with the
default portable computer state as "undocked" -- which is about the only
adjustment you can make.
* Obviously, I'm not trying to connnect to two discontiguous domains at the
same time but one at a time.
* I'd prefer not to have to go through the process of logging into the admin
account of the machine, attach it to the domain, every time I move between
companies...

Any ideas?

Thanks much,

-- N
 
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Galen

In Natbr had this to say:

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Hi
I'm a consultant that works at two companies with their own unique
domains. I want to be able to easily connect to the domain of
whatever company I am working at. Elseware, someone suggested I
should set up two hardware profiles, one for each company (which I
have done). Howerver regardless of which hw profile Windows I
choseafter POST, the windows Login comes up for the last domain I
connected to.

Is there a way, I can have the Windows (domain) login to Company A
show up when select the hw profile for Company A and the converse for
Company B's? It would also help me when I'm working offline as my
cashed credentials would then send me into the right user profile for
corresponding company (ie: email, docs, etc. )

Notes:
* I'm running XP Pro. When I set up the hw profiles, I went with the
default portable computer state as "undocked" -- which is about the
only adjustment you can make.
* Obviously, I'm not trying to connnect to two discontiguous domains
at the same time but one at a time.
* I'd prefer not to have to go through the process of logging into
the admin account of the machine, attach it to the domain, every time
I move between companies...

Any ideas?

Thanks much,

-- N
Does this apply?

Automatic Configuration for Multiple Networks:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/tips/autoconfig.mspx

Just a guess.

--
Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)
http://dts-l.org/
http://kgiii.info/

"At present I am, as you know, fairly busy, but I propose to devote my
declining years to the composition of a textbook which shall focus the
whole art of detection into one volume." - Sherlock Holmes
 
D

Dave Patrick

Not possible. In your case you must disjoin one domain before joining the
other. The only way to have multi-domain listed is to create a trust between
the domains.

--

Regards,

Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
Microsoft Certified Professional
Microsoft MVP [Windows]
http://www.microsoft.com/protect

:
| Hi
| I'm a consultant that works at two companies with their own unique
domains.
| I want to be able to easily connect to the domain of whatever company I am
| working at. Elseware, someone suggested I should set up two hardware
| profiles, one for each company (which I have done). Howerver regardless
of
| which hw profile Windows I choseafter POST, the windows Login comes up for
| the last domain I connected to.
|
| Is there a way, I can have the Windows (domain) login to Company A show up
| when select the hw profile for Company A and the converse for Company B's?
| It would also help me when I'm working offline as my cashed credentials
would
| then send me into the right user profile for corresponding company (ie:
| email, docs, etc. )
|
| Notes:
| * I'm running XP Pro. When I set up the hw profiles, I went with the
| default portable computer state as "undocked" -- which is about the only
| adjustment you can make.
| * Obviously, I'm not trying to connnect to two discontiguous domains at
the
| same time but one at a time.
| * I'd prefer not to have to go through the process of logging into the
admin
| account of the machine, attach it to the domain, every time I move between
| companies...
|
| Any ideas?
|
| Thanks much,
|
| -- N
|
 
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TheMachineRNC

Why do you want to be a member of 2 domains? The only way to do this is
through a trust relationship - and since it's two different companies it's
not going to happen. I know it's a pain, but 2000 and XP allow you to map
to a share with different credentials. So... From your Company A laptop,
map to the share or resource as CompanyB\Joe.User.

The other approach my company does is to leave a blank partition on the
laptop where you an install another copy of windows - or an alternate OS.
This way you can taylor that partition to suit your client needs.
 

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