Help on Windows 2003 ADS

hi! all,

Recently we changed our network IP Addressing scheme.

I would like to know how do I change the proxy settings, printer settings for all user centrally.
I am using a Windows 2003 ADS and all user log on to it everyday.

Also I would like to know some internet links for making my ADS concepts including maintainence, troubleshooting, DNS struture strong.

Can I get help regarding this issue? I am new to ADS.
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Proxy settings can be distributed with Group policies (GP): you'll find the right elements under User Configuration/Windows Settings/IEMaintenance/proxy settings.
There are many useful sites to visit (not mentioning Experts-Exchange):

Just to name a few
As for printers, which I forgot previously, those policies are instead under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers
You can find two useful articles here:

Many other general articles on windows 2003 system and AD are on the same site:
and, obviously, here:
Just wanted to mention that ADS stands for Automated Deployment Service. What you mean is AD for Active Directory
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

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.

I thought he meant Active Directory Services. Computer Science is just a matter of acronyms.
I think that is what he wants help with too, just wanted to inform him so that he asks the correct question. Still you gave a very good answer if it is a question regarding AD. And it has to be since you would not have your users log into ADS every morning unless you like to shorten your life :-)
kulkarni_nsAuthor Commented:
I meant Active Directory Services, elbereth21 thanks a lot.
Glad it could help.
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