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User Accounts

By duminda_tdn ·
I Have a Windows 2000 Advanced Server and 10 Windows 2000 Professional clients.
My Problem is can't I create one user name in the server and login to the network by using that user account, without creating local user names in each machine. Is there any solution for this?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to User Accounts


In order to access the network from any of Win2KPro clients without creating a user account on each machine you must setup a domain.

Creating a domain allows you to create user accounts on your server. Each time you logon to your network from a client, the client tranmits the user information (username and password) to the server for verification.

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by BFilmFan In reply to User Accounts

Do you have an Active Domain created that the Server and clients are members?

Or do you have a workgroup? If you have a workgroup, each system will have local accounts and you will have to log into each system to access resources.

A rather useful explanation of workgroups and domains:

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by ManISKid In reply to User Accounts

Cant you create the user, then you can log onto the windows2000 computers by specifying the name of the domain(also try the name of the server). Such as by expanding the log-on options on the logon screen and typing the name in, using the new user credentials.

If you are already using the server to administrate the site, I would suggest promoting the server simply because of the wealth of tools such as updates, active directory, group policies (such as logons!).

Make sure you use a pro to run the dcpromo.exe utility to set you up.

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