Roaming Office Users
Posted on 2004-10-04
I need to bring a new branch office online, and the setup is somewhat different to what I am used to working with, and so I am posting this here in the hope that I will get feedback from those with direct experience of this. I don't really need general links as I can find these myself, so only post them if they are directly relevant if you know what I mean!
Scenario is - 20 Pc's and 40 roaming users and when I say roaming I mean any user could use a different one of these pc's at every login. They're support workers that work rotating shifts and we now need to log all their activities electronically get access to email etc. What I would like to achieve is this - automatically configured Outlook profiles in relation to our exchange server regardless of where they logon, and transfer of docs and settings etc. I have tested this slightly (although am up to my neck in work and short on time hence my posting this). Have currently got a working test version of a network administrative install of Office pushed out via group policy with a custom transform, coupled with folder redirection of My Docs, app data and desktop based on Office XP. This works fine when a user logs in but like I said have had limited opportunity to test this. Will this do what I need or do I need to do more? Any and all contributions welcome and please request any additional info you may need,
Thanks in advance,