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By sigeplaxer ·
I am in a situation where we want to have people log in to the domain instead of their Win2k Pro machines. Our concern is with laptops. Can they log into the domain using cached files while not connected to the network?

If we stay with logging in to the machine, what kind of control do we have executing logon scripts for the machines?

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by jamrock In reply to Logging in

YES, when laptop users are off the network still select the network domain. they will still log onto the local wksta without a network connection. You must have the user log onto the Domain with the Laptop so the User profile can be downloaded to the Laptop.

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by rsears In reply to Logging in

If I was you I would do as the other guy says, I would have them log on to the domain to download the profile but I would also set the shares they need to be available offline as long as the machine they are using has plenty of disk space to supportit.

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by Gigelul In reply to Logging in

Hi,
I don't think that is a good idea to use log in to domain when user is not connected to network if you use roaming profiles. The user will receive that the profile is not available a will use a local profile. Next time when the user will try toconnect to network the local profile will be different than roaming profile and user will need to choose one of these profiles. A bad chooses at this point will discharge the wished profile.
Try with local profiles, in hardware configuration definea new one (no network, this is a portable computer, docked or not, etc.) and user will choose at startup a option with network support or not.
About logon scripts, I don't try, but I think that you can make a custom script which will test the network connectivity before executing and place it local on laptop.

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