Logon to Active Directory from Windows 9x Computers

Introduction

In order for a Windows 9x computer (Windows 95, 98, and ME) to access resources located in the IMSS Active Directory, the clients must first be configured to authenticate themselves with the "ITS" Active Directory domain. This guide provides simple step-by-step instructions to set up your Windows 9x client to logon to the "ITS" Active Directory domain.

Prerequisites:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Before you begin, you will need to create a user account on your machine that has an identical username and password to your IMSS account. If you have already done this, please skip to Step 9.

1. Click on the Start menu, then Settings, and then Control Panel.



2. Within the Control Panel, double click on the Users icon to open the Add User window.



3. In the Enable Multi-user Settings window, click the Next button.



4. In the Add User window, type in your IMSS username in the User name field, and click the Next button.



5. In the Enter New Password window, type in your IMSS password in the Password field, and again in the Confirm password field. Click the Next button to continue.



6. In the Personalized Items Settings window, you can go with the default selection or check the boxes in the Items section, and then click the Next button to continue.



7. In the Enable Multi-users Settings window, click the Finish button to finish setting up a new user account.



8. In the User Settings window, click the Yes button to restart your system before continuing with the setup.



9. Logon to your Windows 9x computer using your newly-created account, then click on the Start menu, then Settings, and then Control Panel, and then double-click the Network icon.



10. In the Network window, check if you have the Client for Microsoft Networks installed. If so, skip to Step 14. Otherwise, click the Add button, and continue moving on to Step 11.



11. The Select Network Component Type window will appear.



12. In the Select Network Component Type window, select "Client" option, and click the Add button.



13. In the Select Network Client window, select "Microsoft" on the Manufacturers left side of the window, and then select "Client for Microsoft Networks" on the Network Clients right side of the window. Next, click the OK button.



14. On the Network window, select Client for Microsoft Networks, and then click on the Properties button.



15. The Client for Microsoft Networks Properties window will appear.



16. In the Logon validation section, check the Log on to Windows NT domain checkbox, and enter "ITS" in the Windows NT domain field. In the Network logon options section, select the Logon and restore network connections radio button, and then click the OK button.



17. Returning to the Network window, make sure that "Client for Microsoft Networks" is selected under the Primary Network Logon drop down list.



18. Select the TCP/IP protocol for the main network adapter you plan to use to connect the computer to the network. This may be labeled, "TCP/IP" or "TCP/IP -> Network Card Description". Once selected, click on the Properties button.



19. The TCP/IP Properties window will appear.



20. In the TCP/IP Properties window, click the DNS Configuration tab.



21. Select the Enable DNS radio button, and then type "your computer's name" in the Host field. In the DNS Server Search Order section, type the first DNS Server IP Address, "131.215.9.49".



22. Make sure you click on the Add button after you enter the first DNS Server IP Address.



23. Add the remaining DNS Server IP Addresses of "131.215.139.100" and "131.215.254.100", making sure to click the Add button after you type each DNS Server IP Address. Select the WINS Configuration tab.



24. The TCP/IP Properties window will appear with the WINS Configuration tab selected.



25. Select the Enable WINS Resolution radio button, and then in the WINS Server Search Order section, type the first WINS Server IP Address, "131.215.220.220".



26. Make sure you click on the Add button after you enter the first DNS Server IP Address. Add the remaining WINS Server IP Address of "131.215.239.29", make sure to click the Add button after you type the WINS Server IP Address. Once completed, click the OK button to return to the Network window.



27. From the Network window, click on the Identification tab, type in "your computer's name" in the Computer name field, type in the workgroup of "ITS" in the Workgroup field, and then type in "a description of your computer" in the Computer Description field. Once the fields are all filled out, click the OK button.



28. When prompted by the System Settings Change window, click the Yes button to restart your system to complete the setup.