General discussion

Locked

Shared Settings

By Axxis ·
I am trying to "share" internet setting s thru a proxy server on a group of XP machines (Originally 98 accross the entire network). So far the only "account" that has internet access is the one with which i performed the set up.

How do I share the general settings accross all users for a particular machine?

Or is it a case of setting new roaming profiles for all users or groups?

Even the printer wants to be reinstalled for each and every login......

I am not a total novice but between the time restrictions and the microsoft site i can't seem to find anything.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Shared Settings

by tduval In reply to Shared Settings

To access internet throught proxy, your stations need a gateway and the DNS adresses of you ISP.

If printers need to be re-install every login, so users don't have enough rights on directories used for roaming profiles.

And take care of firewall possibilities of your proxy, it could exclude users from internet.

Collapse -

Shared Settings

by Axxis In reply to Shared Settings

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Shared Settings

by Axxis In reply to Shared Settings

It's not to do with the user rights.

I can log in under another login with full admin rights (different to the one used for set up) and will still have no internet setting in Internet Explorer NOR will i have a printer (and sharing is all enabled) even though it all worked liked a charm for the intitial set up login. And when I login again to the original account the settings are all there and working BUT if i change logins the settings go away.

THE ONLY ACCOUNT THE LOCAL SETTINGS ARE WORKING FOR IS THE ORIGINAL ACCOUNT I USED WHEN SETTING UP THE MACHINE.

The users can all still login to the server and have their user accounts and their network drives .... but no one has access to the internet settings EXCEPT my original account with which i set the computer up.

Phew!! said all that in one breath....

2000 Pro doesn't do this crap to me

Collapse -

Shared Settings

by D_V Ant In reply to Shared Settings

If it is a shared printer, you can use rundll to set it up for every user that logs in here is the syntax:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /ga /c\\workstation /n\\printserver\printername /j"LanMan Print Services"

As far as the Internet settings, I am not sure if this will work ,but here goes. Look in Documents and settings under Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer under the account you originally set uo the access on. Try copying this folder under the Default User account and Ibelieve it will apply the settings to any new user that logs in....

Collapse -

Shared Settings

by Axxis In reply to Shared Settings

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Shared Settings

by PESK, mbcs, mcse, mcitp, sts In reply to Shared Settings

Rather than set up Local Security Settings for the PCs to use whatever, you will need to create a domain, with GPOs (Group Policy Objects) and use Group Policy to determine who has what rights and what restrictions. In this way, you will have a "Domain Controller" which will set access rights across the domain rather than have the PCs fight amongst themselves.

Collapse -

Shared Settings

by Axxis In reply to Shared Settings
Collapse -

Shared Settings

by Axxis In reply to Shared Settings

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums