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I have a Windows 2000 PC on a network. Different users use this PC for different purposes. One user requires internet access, while the others are not allowed internet access. Is it possible to set up the one user to receive an IP address from the DHCP server (which allows internet access) while forcing the other users to have manually configured IP addresses (which do not allow internet access)? If so, how. Please provide detailed instructions.

Please note, there is no Windows 2000 or NT server in the network. User configuration is done at the individual PC level.
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by:jhance
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TCP/IP settings are set on a system level, not a user level.  So there is no simple switch you can use to do this.

Have you considered a proxy server at your location?  One that performs user-level authentication would do nicely.
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by:rajans
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why don't you create two separate hardware profile?
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by:ITsheresomewhere
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You know there is a tool used by folks with laptops that work at the office and away.

It is called netswitcher and it enables you to set up two easy connections, one being a static IP and the other can be a dhcp.  Kind of like static at office, dhcp at home or on the road.

You might want to take a look at this and see if this meets your needs. It is real cheap about 15 or 20 US per license.  And I do think they have a trial download even.

Netswitcher  wwww.netswitcher.com

Hope that helps.
ITsy
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by:yongli
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You can install two Windows 2000 OS on one pc;
then one Windows 2000 OS for Internet access ;
other windows 2000 OS for ...

You can force the other users to have manually resetup the windows 2000.

Hope that helps.
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by:bhlang
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I was kind of hoping for a solution that required no intervention by the users. Most of them are barely computer literate.
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Would a Windows 2000 Server make a difference to this question?
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