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Windows 2000 Advanced Server - Domain Controller

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 I'm on a small network here with about 10 computers. All computers running NETBEUI. I was thinking about making a server to be the Domain Controller.

  Will that allow me to set up permissions on that server and allow me to assign users to groups ie: Administrators, Power Users and they will have access to all the computers and files if they were an admin? The way we have to do it now is go to every computer that you want access to the files and create a profile. Put your password on and all kinds of crazyness. I just wanted to make sure that a domain controller is going to do what I thought it should do.

  This would also alow us to have one "bank" for passwords and they would be changed there and not on every computer right?

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Right, if you have the W2K Advance server with "Active Directory", you are able to do as you said like as centralized user password to login for each workstation, (after joined to domain),  they can change their domain account password from every computer etc.

The best is that you can use the "Group Policy" to manage some part of computer or specified group/user who cannot do something as software installation, Internet explorer option edit, disable control panel setting, & wallpaper etc .. more more

(P.S. you must assign to all workstations & server for network connection)

More information

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/technologies/directory/ad/default.asp


I hope it can help.
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P.S. Domain "Group Policy" also able to restrict the user who change the password on every computer.


"Group Policy"
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/management/groupsteps.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/management/grouppolicyintro.asp



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Sorry,

I mean that "you must assign IP to all workstations & server for network connection"
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Thanks just wanted to make sure.
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