View Full Version : Conecting Windows NT 4.0 to Server 2003 domain

30-07-2008, 10:09 AM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how to connect a Windows NT 4.0 SP6 Workstation to a Windows Server 2003 domain?

I have downloaded a trial copy of Server 2003 Enterprise and am trying it out on a VM. I can attach other real and virtual Windows 2000 Pro/XP Pro machines to it.

Also, how can I redirect the 'My Documents' folder in each user account to go to the home drive (H) on the server, rather than the local machine and the desktop to redirect to a folder on the server too?

Speedy Gonzales
30-07-2008, 10:20 AM
You may have to do this ? (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;814598)

30-07-2008, 11:56 AM
Use Group Policys for User doc's, I think its under user setting, folder redirector....

As for connecting NT to 2003 A/D, i'm not sure, I havent started a NT box for over 9 yrs!....Are you looking for the system app, or non-standard instructions...?

30-07-2008, 12:13 PM
I don't actually have that option...

30-07-2008, 12:19 PM
You are showing Local Policies.....are you on the 2003 server, should be domain policies, you are using wrong snap-in!

When you click to add the snap-in it should ask for an object, use browse to select your domain

User Config>Windows Settings>Folder Redirection

30-07-2008, 12:37 PM
lol I'm really new to Server 03 networking - I'm studying it in a few weeks at uni and want to get a bit of background knowledge.

These are the Administrative tools I have on the server - which one should I go into to set the redirection for MyDocs?

Can you give me step by step instructions? :)

Speedy Gonzales
30-07-2008, 12:53 PM
I think this is what you're after (http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/d48430e1-a219-4ac8-b4c5-647f7384a3141033.mspx?mfr=true)

BUT, as it says:

Redirection to the home directory requires a client computer running Windows XP Professional, Windows XP 64-bit Edition (Itanium), or a Windows Server 2003 operating system.

It does not work for Windows NT clients, Windows 2000 clients, or Windows XP Home Edition clients.

30-07-2008, 01:38 PM
Ahh, of course, if Win 2000 cant use roaming profiles, I'm not surprised NT cant redirect folder

30-07-2008, 01:43 PM

I have installed Group Policy Management and successfully linked it to my domain. I have set folder redirection for the Desktop (to \\server\files\desktop) and My Docs (to home dir).

BUT when I log on, it's exactly the same as before - no redirected folders!


30-07-2008, 02:03 PM
This is a NT client on 2003 AD?....GPO & profiles dont work unless XP

30-07-2008, 02:05 PM
No, I have now abandoned trying to get NT onto that domain :)

I'm using Windows XP Pro (a workstation and a VM) and Server 2003 (VM).

Speedy Gonzales
30-07-2008, 02:17 PM
Read this (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedirectory/stepbystep/usrdata.mspx#EDAA)

30-07-2008, 02:22 PM
SP1 on the XP VM?

30-07-2008, 02:41 PM
SP2 on both the XP installs and Server 2003 SP1 on the server VM

30-07-2008, 02:52 PM
And the XP has joined the domain?.....will check my setting.....

Ok, 1st thing is to ensure the group policy you created is in the same OU as your XP computer accounts, then right click the policy and select link enabled and enforced...

30-07-2008, 03:10 PM
XP has joined the domain AFAIK.

I can log in to a user account on the server from either of the two workstations.

Not sure what OU means, but here's my group policy management screens and user accounts (JWCS User 01-03). Are Users and Domain users the same??

My domain is called JWCS.


XP has joined the domain:

30-07-2008, 03:22 PM
OK, now right click on the policy, make sure it is linked, then enforce....

Damn, photobucket is locked....where can i post screenshot?

Attached file: GPO.jpg (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/GPO.jpg) (80 KB)

30-07-2008, 03:25 PM
There was and still is a tick beside "Enforced" and "Link Enabled".

You can upload images to http://www.imagef1.net.nz

30-07-2008, 03:43 PM
Is the folder shared where you are sending the redirected files too?, security rights on the share, what does event log say?