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.
kulkarni_nsAsked:
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elbereth21Commented:
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):
http://labmice.techtarget.com/activedirectory/default.htm
http://www.petri.co.il
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/windows/win2k/win2kadtools.html
http://www.jsifaq.com/reghack.htm

Just to name a few
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elbereth21Commented:
As for printers, which I forgot previously, those policies are instead under Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Printers
You can find two useful articles here:
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Managing-Printers-Group-Policy-Part1.html
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Managing-Printers-Group-Policy-Part2.html

Many other general articles on windows 2003 system and AD are on the same site:
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows_2003/
and, obviously, here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/directory/activedirectory/default.mspx
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joedoe58Commented:
Hi,
Just wanted to mention that ADS stands for Automated Deployment Service. What you mean is AD for Active Directory
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elbereth21Commented:
OOps,
I thought he meant Active Directory Services. Computer Science is just a matter of acronyms.
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joedoe58Commented:
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 :-)
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kulkarni_nsAuthor Commented:
I meant Active Directory Services, elbereth21 thanks a lot.
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elbereth21Commented:
Glad it could help.
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