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By bradq ·
Hi. We have a Windows 2000 Server running Active Directory and have all the users setup in Users and Computers.

The workstations are all Windows 2000 Pro or XP Pro. The users can log on to the domain on the workstations but they have permission issues unless you go into User Accounts in the Control Panel and add each user account locally.

So for example, if you have 10 users that share the same workstation, you have to go into User Accounts on the workstation, click on "add" and choose their domain username and their domain. You end up doing this for all 10 users. Is there an easier way then having to go to each computer and add each domain user who might logon at that computer?

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by CG IT In reply to Domain user setup questio ...

Permission problems with users usually stems from a user not being able to access network resources they want to access. An Administrator can customize domain user rights assignments per individual user by Active Directory. You should not have to add users on the local workstation.

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by gregtait In reply to Domain user setup questio ...

You will have to add the computers into the active directory Users and Computers.
Then each computer will be a part of the domain that you are logging into. This performs the same function as server mgr did in winnt4.0
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by quintar51 In reply to Domain user setup questio ...

As long as all your users are in Active Directory users and computers, and the workstation is part of the domain, then you shouldn't have to add anyone locally. They'll all be logging into the domain, provided they have a user account in AD Users and Computers.

Try creating a test user in AD users and computers and then log into the domain on that workstation. It should log you in right away and create a new profile for this user.

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by bradq In reply to Domain user setup questio ...

It does log on to the domain and create the profile. Its just when they try to run programs locally, you get errors on some programs because they dont have permissions local to the workstation. I found that if I go into Control Panel and add "DomainUsers" that if fixes the problem.

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