Cache Windows credentials without logging on?
Posted on 2006-03-26
We have a network running Windows Server 2003 with XP Pro clients. A large number of staff use the Remote Access Service and use cached credentials to log in to their laptops when they're not connected to the network.
In order to support these laptops at remote locations, all of our engineers also need to be able to log on to the laptops without a network connection being present. This means that before we issue a laptop each engineer needs to log on to it so that his or her credentials are cached. Our security policy prohibits us from using any generic log ons, so we can't just cache a credential for 'Engineer', which would seem to be the easiest approach.
Does anyone know of a way that we can either copy the cached credentials from one machine to another or somehow remove the neccessity for each engineer to log on individually?
Thanks in advance.