[OT] WinNT network question

Bruce,

> Alternate configurations for TCP/IP properties is for multi-honing NICS
> (more than one IP address per NIC) in the event you have more than one
> network on a physical wire and want to talk to both networks (e.g. if
> you want to route).

This explanation is not correct. Windows XP Alternate Configuration
supports the facility for an XP computer (a laptop, perhaps) to move
between different networks without having to reconfigure TCP/IP settings
(home, work, remote office for instance). There are some limitations to
it though: the primary configuration must be DHCP, the alternate
configuration can be DHCP or static, but must be private (non-routable
on the Internet).

What Steve describes above (multi-homing) is available in all versions
of Windows NT by binding an additional address to a network card
(usually found by clicking the Advanced button in TCP/IP properties).
Multi-homing also more generally refers to a computer or router
connected to multiple data links.

For your dilemma, you might want to check out this product:

http://www.select-a-net.com

However, I believe that you cannot support two configurations
simultaneously. It only allows switching between configurations. It
will switch back and forth between a workgroup and a domain, with some
limitations dependent upon your version of Windows.

If you are just wanting to connect to and backup your "mother"
workstation, you can make a connection to it from a PC on your domain by
mapping a drive and supplying alternate authentication credentials. We
backup several embedded NT press brakes from our network this way.

For your final question, here are the registry locations for automatic
logons:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
AutoAdminLogon = 1
DefaultUserName = ???
DefaultPassword = ???


have a great weekend,
john
Is it possible to have a NT station part of a workgroup with one NIC and
part of a domain with a separate NIC? From what I can see, the answer
is no, but didn't know if anyone new of another alternative. I am
simply trying to pick up a back on a "mother" workstation without
interfering with the little workgroup setup.



My next alternative is to setup the whole workgroup on the domain and
set non-expiring autologins. Any suggestions on how to do this to 95
stations? I set this up a long time ago on an NT station using a reg
key, but don't remember the details.



Bruce Butler, IT Manager

Knappe & Koester <http://www.knappe-koester.com/>

18 Bradco Street

Keene, NH

p. 603-355-1166

f. 603-355-2266

bbutler@...





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I have not worked with this, but it might be something to look at.
On an XP computer in Network Connections > your Local Area Connection
Under TCPIP properties there is an Alternate Configuration.

This might of use without having to use 2 network card.s
Nancy

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Subject: [Vantage] [OT] WinNT network question

Is it possible to have a NT station part of a workgroup with one NIC and
part of a domain with a separate NIC? From what I can see, the answer
is no, but didn't know if anyone new of another alternative. I am
simply trying to pick up a back on a "mother" workstation without
interfering with the little workgroup setup.



My next alternative is to setup the whole workgroup on the domain and
set non-expiring autologins. Any suggestions on how to do this to 95
stations? I set this up a long time ago on an NT station using a reg
key, but don't remember the details.



Bruce Butler, IT Manager

Knappe & Koester <http://www.knappe-koester.com/>

18 Bradco Street

Keene, NH

p. 603-355-1166

f. 603-355-2266

bbutler@...





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Domain registration is for machines and management of their resources,
not just the NICs.



Alternate configurations for TCP/IP properties is for multi-honing NICS
(more than one IP address per NIC) in the event you have more than one
network on a physical wire and want to talk to both networks (e.g. if
you want to route).

Steven Comeau
Manager of Corporate IT Systems
Main Tape
1 Capital Drive, Suite 101
Cranbury, NJ 08512
1-800-526-8273 x332

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I have not worked with this, but it might be something to look at.
On an XP computer in Network Connections > your Local Area Connection
Under TCPIP properties there is an Alternate Configuration.

This might of use without having to use 2 network card.s
Nancy

-----Original Message-----
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Bruce Butler
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 9:16 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] [OT] WinNT network question

Is it possible to have a NT station part of a workgroup with one NIC and
part of a domain with a separate NIC? From what I can see, the answer
is no, but didn't know if anyone new of another alternative. I am
simply trying to pick up a back on a "mother" workstation without
interfering with the little workgroup setup.



My next alternative is to setup the whole workgroup on the domain and
set non-expiring autologins. Any suggestions on how to do this to 95
stations? I set this up a long time ago on an NT station using a reg
key, but don't remember the details.



Bruce Butler, IT Manager

Knappe & Koester <http://www.knappe-koester.com/>

18 Bradco Street

Keene, NH

p. 603-355-1166

f. 603-355-2266

bbutler@...





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