A technical question
Why the command(dcpromo) does not work with windows xp ?
June 17th, 2010 3:32pm

'dcpromo' is a command used just for servers and not workstations. Thanks. Barry.
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June 17th, 2010 3:42pm

DCPROMO command is for “promoting” servers to Domain Controllers. You can’t promote an XP machine to a DC. It has to be a server OS. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732887(WS.10).aspx Santhosh Sivarajan | MCTS, MCSE (W2K3/W2K/NT4), MCSA (W2K3/W2K/MSG), CCNA, Network+ Houston, TX http://blogs.sivarajan.com/ http://publications.sivarajan.com/ This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
June 17th, 2010 3:46pm

Hi sherow, DCpromo is a windows server operation system command which is used to promote / make normal windows server functionality to server functinaity as domain controller. A domain controller can manage almost all resources in you network such as users ,PCs, Printers and etc. However, Client Operation System such as Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 are just an operating system for normal user, it doesn't assume the role of the server. What is Domain Controller Roles http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786438(WS.10).aspx
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June 18th, 2010 2:05am

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