What's the pros / cons of setting up users and computers at the same time / assign users to computers?

Posted on 2006-03-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
IN the wizards for SBS 2K3, they give you a chance to create a PS after making a user... and in the comptuer wizard, it lets you assign what users will be there.

What's the advantage of that?  Anyone can log into any machine at this point?  What do you gain to assign users to PCs?

Question by:LookingForITHelp
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    Accepted Solution

    Assigning that user to the machine puts them in the local admins group for that machine.

    Generally, any domain user can login to the PC, but only those users will have admin rights over it.

    Not neccesarily a good thing!

    Author Comment

    Not neccesarily a good thing!

    that's what I thought -  so why do they make it so easy!?  : )

    if you don't mind, another question I am getting mixed answers to - adding printers to the server and getting them out to the PCs.  As important / useful as shared printers are, people here and looking at books at Borders & Barnes & Noble do not seem to spell out whether SBS pushes the shared printers to the desktops or you have to do it manually or script it in the logon batch (and then too, is it just net use ///serveer/printershare?  I thought I read that printers get pushed out when you do connectcomputer... but then what!? if you add / replace a printer later?  Seems goofy to have to go to each PC to make the change (OK, remote desktop saves some steps, but it's still a chore!?

    I would think / hope there's more granularity to printers - in a big building with lots of printers, it'd be nice to be able to haave PCs / users see only the printers near them at that time.  but at the same time, with roaming profiles, the big boss could have access to the nice color laser nomater where he was.  but other people using that same PC wouldn't be able to use it (that would be a permissions issue, I guess),   but still, I'd like a way to say those PCs get this list of printers, that group of PCs gets a different list...

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    Expert Comment

    Yeh its a bit odd - do ms want normal users working as admin??? seems to go against best practise, but it can be useful in a small business environment.

    The last couple of installs ive done, ive been pleasantly supried to find it connects the clients to all the shared printers automatically when they log on.
    Yot can always change the permissions manually.


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