Laptop connection question

Posted on 2006-04-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Hi agail. Another question from me.
I have a customer that uses her laptop both at work and from home. She has a stationary too. So it is on and she should connect to it by the laptop from home.
Is there any problem to take care of here? The laptop has an administrator and a user locally. Both administrators.
Then when she connects to the stationary with RAS. Would there ba any problem if for example the login name is the same as the loginname on both  the domain and local user.
So do I have to setup a different user locally than on the SBS.
How will it be to start the laptop wihout connection at all with the sbs domain user?
Thanks again.

Question by:perbackman
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    Hi perbackman,

    If the laptop has been properly joined to your domain, then the user should log onto that laptop using their DOMAIN login only --- whether the laptop is connected to the network or not.  The computer will cache the login credentials, so there is no problem with authentication, and then the user will have the same settings no matter where they are.  You should never have users log into their machines using the local account -- but generally it is necessary to have their domain account be a member of the local administrator's group.

    When you created her domain account, you should have used the Mobile User Template.  If you did not use this template you can apply it afterwards by selecting "Change User Permissions" in Server Management Console > Users.

    If she wants to connect to her desktop (stationary as you call it) at work, she should use Remote Web Workplace.  If you are unfamiliar with RWW, please see

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    Create a mobile usrename for that user. TS rights to login remotely.  Upon login have it automatically run a remote desktop connection to her station  by computer name, login credentials stored.
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    iworkiworkiwork --- your method is not necessary with SBS2003, Remote Web Workplace provides a path to do this without creating separate login names.


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