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How to connect a Windows XP Home computer to the campus network.
The following instructions are for Windows XP Home computers; other Windows operating systems should refer to Solution 8182.
Because Windows XP Home does not support joining a Windows domain, OIT does not recommend its use on campus.
If you do have a computer with Windows XP Home, its network functionality is similar to Windows 95/98/ME. By following the procedure described below, it should be possible to access most Windows domain resources.
From the Start Menu, go to Control Panel and click on User Accounts. Set
the name of your account to your NetID. Set the password for this account
to your Windows domain password.
Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Go to the Computer Name tab
and click Change.
Enter your NetID for the Computer Name.
princetonfor the Workgroup.
- Restart the computer.
When mapping your H: drive, accessing network resources (such as shared printers
or files) you may be prompted for a username and password. Enter
princeton\netID for the username (substitute your netID) and
your Windows domain password. You should only be prompted the first time
you access each of these network resources.
In the Start Menu, right-click My Computer and select Map Network Drive.
Select H for the Drive, and enter
\\files\netID for the Folder.
When prompted, enter
princeton\netID for the username (substitute
your netID) and your Windows domain password.
Windows Home computer users should also make sure that the lastest patches
and upgrades are in place. To turn on Automatic Updates, please see