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Logons and XP Pro

By jbtcs ·
I am on the technology committee for my son's school. We are trying to determine if it is possible to set-up XP Pro so that each student can logon to any computer under Win2K server. I see that you can force a domain type of logon screen. Can XP be set-up to logon to the server first or will it force the creation of a user account on each computer? We have 4 classes of about 25 students each and will purchase 30 computers for a lab set-up.

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by shakeelr7 In reply to Logons and XP Pro

Dear Friend,

You do not have to create User account of each user on each PC, just create User account on Windows 2000 server and if you face any problem then create computer account on windows 2000 server of each PC.

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by dwdtech In reply to Logons and XP Pro

To be able to sign into a W2K server, all clients must be running XP Pro. With XP Pro you can join the 2000 domain which will then allow you to log into the server and create individual profiles for each student on the server. This way they can signonto other machines and use the profile from the server on other machines they sign on to. Due to the diffrences between office and home users, XP home was not designed to connect to a domain. XP Pro also includes a super set of group policies that W2K does not, for setting up this info you can print out the information from Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 307900. This article will walk you through upgrading the Windows 2000 group policy for Windows XP.
Joining a domain in Windows XP automatically forces the Ctrl-Alt-Del function to logon to the network.

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