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I have a physical WinXP Pro with sun virtualbox setup. Recently I installed a Win server 2003 R2 VM to learn and experiment. I would like to do is add my host OS i.e. Winxp pro under the domain setup on Win server 2003. How can i do it?

Win Server 2003 R2 uses Host OS(win xp) internet connection.

Thanks. rseni.

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Basic answer: Install DNS and promote the 2003 server to a domain controller, then point the XP machine to your new DNS server and change its domain membership under system properties.

Real answer: Read up on how Active Directory works in 2003. Here's a good place to start: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778179%28WS.10%29.aspx - Setting up a domain isn't a particularly simple task, but this should get you started.

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