Win98 & policies + domain

DragonNOA1DragonNOA1 Member Posts: 149 ■■■□□□□□□□
So how do you add a Win98 computer to the domain and allow it to receive policies? Does it only receive the very basic policies? Can you even give it policies? How would you do it? TIA
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  • royalroyal Member Posts: 3,353
    Windows 98 doesn't use group policies but they do have system policies (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/archive/win98/reskit/part2/wrkc08.mspx?mfr=true). You can install a patch called Active Directory client which will give 95/98/NT4 clients additional domain functionality. The functionality is listed in the following article:

    http://www.petri.co.il/dsclient_for_win98_nt.htm

    To add a Windows 98 computer to a domain, follow this article:
    http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/Domain/win98.html

    I would also look at the following article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555038
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  • DragonNOA1DragonNOA1 Member Posts: 149 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hmm, it's almost like a hack to get them to work in a domain. Not fun.
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  • RTmarcRTmarc Member Posts: 1,082 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm just curious why you need Win98 in a domain? Maybe a Linux box or two?
  • thesemantheseman Member Posts: 230
    In reponse to the "why Win98" question:

    Many custom apps were built for specific platforms, and if you can't find a new one that will run on newer machines many times you are stuck running older OS's.
  • RTmarcRTmarc Member Posts: 1,082 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I didn't think of the custom app part. If that is indeed the case, perhaps trying to run the app in Compatibility Mode on XP might work?
  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,163 Mod
    DragonNOA1 wrote:
    Hmm, it's almost like a hack to get them to work in a domain. Not fun.

    It's exactly like hacking them to get them integrated into AD. You have to realize, Windows 9x and NT4 came out long before there was the AD we know and love today. Microsoft created the Active Directory Client for these systems as a way to be backwards-compatible, but they never really planned for the older systems to be a part of the "new" directory service.

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