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Sync Active Directory w/ a laptop?

By bburdzel ·
At my company we have a windows 2000 domain with approx 250 user accounts. We have 4 laptops that people can take out of the office for giving presentations. The problem is that people leave the office without logging in to the domain w/ the laptop and therefore when they get to their destination their username and password are not recognized. Is there a way (short of manually logging on as each user) to get our AD user accounts synced on the laptops?

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by BeerMonster In reply to Sync Active Directory w/ ...

Hi

"Is there a way (short of manually logging on as each user) to get our AD user accounts synced on the laptops?"

None that I've ever heard of (short of promoting each laptop to a dc - don't even go there). Why not have an account (domain or local) set up on each box that staff can use in place of their domain logon?

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by deltree In reply to Sync Active Directory w/ ...

The only way I can think of is to enable local security policy to cache ~250 logins. Then have each user logon the laptop once, hence caching their login info. Of course, once they change their password, the old cache on the laptops will be invalidated.
As an alternative, you could enable logon without the control/alt/delete feature.

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by rickpawlyk In reply to Sync Active Directory w/ ...

Enable the guest account on the laptop. JUst let your users know not to save anything under the guest profile or it will be deleted when they log off.

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