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By Borg7of9 ·
I am a little confused, I have a windows2000 server, and all workstations are win98. I have set up a new laptop on Windows2000 pro, and I am confused, as to how to configure Local users verses domain users, for example, when the laptop is not connected to the network, it obviously cant connect, so I set up a local user under the same name, but then I have to configure stuff like email twice as it sets up another folder for the local user.


Also, where can I learn what things should be installed as an adminisrtor and what things should be installed as a user. For example, setup outlook as an administrator, and had to redo it as the user.

Basically, now I have 2 accounts for admin, one local, one domain, and 2 accounts for the user,one local one for the domain, so I have 4 accounts on this system for one user!!

I know this is simple stuff, I just to know enough for now to finish the job, and where to learn more

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by george In reply to Admin of users

Assuming that your Win2K server is a DC, then set your laptop as part of the domain. The user authentication is cached locally on the laptop so that if your network connection is down, you can still logon.

There are a few software products out there that you have to install as a user, but for the most part you should always install as administrator. In the example of Office, install it as administrator. When you log in as a user, it will install user spacific info separately for each user.
If you need any spacifics, let me know.

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by ebilly In reply to Admin of users

I disagree with the previous answer which stated that some programs need to be installed as the user (simply not true). Depending on security needs, you should install all apps as the administrator. You installed Outlook as the user after installing as the administrator because you most likely did not open outlook as the administrator at least one time which is required for Outlook to finish configuration (installation). As the previous answer states, join the domain and the info will be cached for successive logins so that you may still operate the machine when not connected to the network. You may have to copy a few shortcuts from the administrator's menu to the All Users menu, but only a few pesky apps cause that.

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