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Loggin On To The Win2k Srvr.....

By LotsoPoppa ·
okay I've purchased a server, windows2k srvr is installed. I've created users and passwords to logon to the server but, the only time it asks is when I map a drive*. I want logon to occur evry time the user turns his/her computer on. And use the power of the server for users to share a database application. now i've also jumped the gun a little and installed AD but want to back out. No I have not changed the servers mode to "native" so I think I can back out of AD. I want logon to the server first then promote to AD. anyone have any ideas..

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by LotsoPoppa In reply to Loggin On To The Win2k Sr ...

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by NZ_Justice In reply to Loggin On To The Win2k Sr ...

If your users are using W2k or Xp they already have to login. To login into your server set it up as a domain controller then craete a domain for your users to log on to.

or Upgrade to Windows Server 2003, easer to manage and you also get Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) for free.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Loggin On To The Win2k Sr ...

Configure a domain to your network.
The server must be the DNS, and all the computers must set to use this DNS.
This mean, you first time configure the server, after go to each computer and set the workgroup, and DNS server. You can do this from right click on My Computer, select Properties, Computer name, Change and activate the radio button Member of Domain, and enter the domain name what you set on server. After this right click on Start menu->Settings->Network Connections->Local area Connection, select Properties, from menu what appear Internet protocol(TCP/IP) -> Properties and activate the radio button of Use the following DNS server address, and in Preferred DNS server write the server?s IP Address.

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thanks 3xp....!

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Loggin On To The Win2k Sr ...

I would keep AD domains as you only need to create logins once and not on every server and workstation.
To get users to map drives automatically, you can use login scripts to map drives for them, it would easier to set in a domain otherwise you need to create a script for every single user....

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