Sharing locally in a remote office using cached accounts
Posted on 2006-06-15
I have a remote office connecting via a point to point VPN using a Sonicwall 2040. My local network is win2003 active directory in mixed mode. The whole remote office is being upgraded to winxp from win98. I thought I would set them up to login to cached domain account since they are unable to access a domain controller over the VPN while logging in. This is a small office with 6 PCs so they will not get a DC of their own. I have 3 systems setup and now the problem is sharing amongst themselves. I did get one to work by creating a local user and then having to type the whole \\computer\username to login but this will probably be too confusing for them. Are there any better options or should I just have all of them login to the local machine with a username and password the same as on the domain?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.