We are thinking about using Active Directory as a central authenication point to access various Windows NT4 domains, and continue to use Windows 9x workstations. We do not see any way to provide Logging Scripts and Drive Mappings from the user profile within AD.
We currently use Netware to do these functions, but are not confident that Netware will be around in the future. We do not want to map NT drives locally because many of our workstations are shared by various users.
Many of our Application Servers require a user to log into their domain. We were hoping to provide authenication through trusts. We have had success with this, but cannot run the Net Use statements to provide the required mappings.
We are concerned with the "pre-2000" statements made throughtout the Windows 2000 Server.
My question is do the benefits of Active Directory extend to only Windows 2000 Hardware, or is there a way to provide the benefits to Windows 9x workstations?