Solved

without AD In win2000

Posted on 2003-12-10
5
167 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14

Hi Experts,

  I got small Doubt,  here iam having one win2000 server and 15 prof client and 5 win98 lint.

   i dont want to go for AD. in win 2000 envirnment can we  join all clients to server without AD?

  i tried without installing AD, but all are in vain..? can anyone explain me how to join clints to

  server without installing AD and how we can control them centrally?is there any links ragading

   this topic?.without DNS service using WINS can we join clints to server..? pls expalin me

  Experts.

   Thanking you

   Ren.
0
Comment
Question by:renseban
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:rhinoceros
ID: 9910712
Without AD, it is very difficult to control the clients. Overall all clients will not join to server (No AD), they are separate to running on same workgroup in network to share their own resources.

And you can try it if you feel good.....

You must reset the local administrator account & password at once for each workstation, and assign the local policy to control them such as disable control panel, disable screen saver, and hide system drive etc., It also manage the clients who just work in their workstation under some control. In reality, it must not be a good choice.


I hope it can help.

0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:Rob Stone
ID: 9910842
Ren,

Why don't you want to use AD?  That is what is used to centerally manage the network otherwise like rhinoceros said, its a workgroup not a domain.

0
 

Author Comment

by:renseban
ID: 9926499

 thank you guys.. just i wanted know whether any option to do in that way.. ok.

  and one more thing rhinocers in in win2000 prof local comp using local policy how i can hide

  drives control panel etc.? in admin tools local Sec policy i serached..but i dont found ant option

 can u guide me how can i hide these things in workstaion using Local policy..?

 Thanks in Advance to u Experts..

  Ren
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
rhinoceros earned 100 total points
ID: 9929662
1. You should type "mmc" in "start" -> "run", add local polciy component, and then "save as" xxx.msc on administrator desktop

2. Choose what policy as you need in computer configuration or user configuration.
For example, hide driver
User configuration --> administrative --> Windows component --> Windows file manager --> Hide "MyComputer" drivers (Enable & Options)


Remark: why you should save the .msc icon on administrator's profile desktop. Sometimes you do something like as driver hide, so where you can find the icon (.msc) back to modify again. Thie local policy is not likely domain policy. The local policy will affect all users include administrator in local machine if you enable something. So please do step 1 at first, very important.

I hope it can help.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
XP pro; manually run services in registry? 15 28
Syteline and a new domain controller 4 743
Remote Access to a Windows 2000 Computer 2 514
P2V conversion for Windows NT 4.0 Server 2 2,325
NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
The Windows functions GetTickCount and timeGetTime retrieve the number of milliseconds since the system was started. However, the value is stored in a DWORD, which means that it wraps around to zero every 49.7 days. This article shows how to solve t…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question