Posted on 2004-04-01
I have a question about a problem we are having and need rectified. I am NOT a sysadmin, I am a programmer/DBA, so I will try to give you as much information about this as I can. I apologize in advance if I miss something.
We need a generic login to one computer, with rights assigned to one program, one printer and 3 folders. Our sysadmin is fighting this for some reason (I was not part of the conversation), but we are the only IT people in the building and I was asked for a solution for this.
The OS for that particular computer is Windows 2000 Professional. We also have XP licenses available. We are running Windows Server 2000. My solution was to assign static IP address to that computer, limit username/password to that computer only, and restrict user access to the program ande those files. Does anyone here have a better solution? Are there problems with mine? How can this hurt us from a security standpoint? (This will ONLY be accessed internally). Being that I am not an expert in hardware/networking, I appreciate all the help you can give me.
Thanks. Please let me know if you have any questions.