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By ben ·
I have been asked to set up a small office network (~10 Clients) with Win2K Server and Win2k pro clients. This is not really my area of expertise so sorry if I sound dim but there are a few questions I really need answers to...

1. How far can clients reconfigure themselves to a user, if a user logs on from any machine? For example can outlook express pick up settings from the logon?
2. Can I do a similar thing with Access 2000, for the workgroup admin file?
3. How about File Maker Pro!?4. Can I prevent people from "fiddling" with the control panels etc..?

If I am being dim, let me know! But the books I have on Win2K just don't seem to give details on these kinds of topics, and MS documentation is somewhat lightweight for the ?1000 I paid for the server OS, and the help system also seems inadequate.

If anyone can help I'd be much obliged!

Ben.

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by andyd In reply to OE5 + Win2K

Win 2k clients can completely reconfigure themselves for different user logons. Everything down to the start menu, and desktop can be controlled. You have to set this up using group policy. Create the appropriate organizational unit (ou's), add the users to the ou's, and make a group policy in each. You can edit group policy from the AD users and computers console. Group Policy is very powerful, play around with it in a test environment and you should be able to get the results you want.
Email me with any more questions,
Andy
andyd@iptnw.com

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by andyd In reply to OE5 + Win2K

Also, you can limit user access to the control panel settings with very little effort. I'm assuming you will be using a domain, if not then you may be creating an administrative nightmare.

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