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My first Client - Server network

edx15 asked
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Windows Server 2003 Small business - 1 each

Windows 2000 Pro  SP4 + updates- 10 each  

Lexmark Network printers - 2 each

Smart Switch

Symantec Appliance Firewall VPN 100

The server will provide the following functions:
1. DHCP service

2. File Server; each user will store her/his data on the file server

My questions:
1. At logon, if the user logs onto the server/domain, as a member of the "user" group, is the user also logging onto the local machine as a user?

2. If the user logs onto the server/domain as an administrator or power user, as a member of which group is the user logging onto the local PC?

Please feel free to direct me to web sites, for additional information for me and additional points for you.  


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Top Expert 2007

1)If the user's account resides in the domain - then the user is authenticating against the domain's security database.  The user's domain profile is copied locally to the workstation.

2) - If the user logs onto the domain as a domain administrator, he should be a member of the local administrators group.  You can customize which domain groups are part of what local groups....

Perhaps this will help...http://networking.earthweb.com/netos/article.php/624821

1. No, they are loggin into the domain and not the local PC.

When asked to log in, you've got the username, password and there will be a dropdown box which is where you choose to log in locally or into the domain.

A user will not be able to log in "locally" using the username and password for the domain.
To log in locally they would need an account on the local pc.

2. I thinks its the administrator.
But if you log in as administrator locally, goto control panel->users and paswords, here you would be able to add domain user and add them to any local group.

Hope that helps
Top Expert 2007

Ed - post back if you still have questions here.
In your CS post, you seemed to have trouble with my link referencing W2k.
The thing is - Active Directory is the same for both as are the responses to your questions regardless of which operating system you're talking about.


Dear kabaam:
Please refund the points.  

regarding sirbounty's comment of 23 May, AD are very different in 2000 & 2003.  


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