AD, OUs, GPOs
Posted on 2005-05-06
Have the following network, Win2003 AD DNS DHCP, single forest, single domain. Total users is 100. IT admin done at main office only. Main office - 70 users, with servers. Eight branch offices - 30 users with no servers. All offices linked together via dsl VPN. Main office users separated into departments, each dept has network printers via print server. Branch office users print to respective local office network printers, one per office. Back-up of all users data will be performed on server at main office. Main office users require login script and/or policy to add network printers from respective dept’s, update antivirus definitions, create home/network drive(or redirection). Branch office users will add printer locally and receive local updates for virus definition from internet with only network login requirement(for now) for mapping home drive, or redirection purposes. Although not set in stone, so far I only created OU’s by departments and office locations and added user accounts to respective dept and office OUs:
I would like detailed help or direction in creating and/or applying OUs, groups, group policies and/or delegations for this network. I don’t think our AD structue is that complicated however, as this is my first time, I would like to have it done correctly. Also, what login script language should be used ? Please advise if more information is needed. Thx.