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Providing Login Scripts within Active Directories

Alpena_Mike
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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?
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You can use some ADS benefits from win9x by installing the ADS client. However this is limited to accessing resources within ADS.

If you want to use login scripts you can configure these for Users within the ADS. So it should not matter wich OS is used to connect to an ADS.

It all depends on the features and settings you need to configure by Loginscripts. Due to the diefferences in your environment you probably need to edit Loginscripts for every system you want to use.

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