Solved

Sharing locally in a remote office using cached accounts

Posted on 2006-06-15
8
203 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
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.

Tara
0
Comment
Question by:thenrikson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:bbrunning
ID: 16912920
Upgrading from Win98 to XP first off is a bad idea. Win98 machines are not meant to handle the resource hog that winXP is.

Other than that, if the machines are located in a remote office with a VPN why don't you just make the XP machines join the domain? You said they are connect with a VPN so they should have access to the DC. Unless the machines are XP Home. In that case you will just run in to a lot of sharing problems. If they ARE XP Pro then you can share the accounts and give the Everyone group access to the shared resource on each machine to share amonst themselves. After that just Map the Drive.

go to the \\computer that has the share. Right-Click the share and click map network drive. The drive will stay on that machine as a drive Letter
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:thenrikson
ID: 16912994
Actually not upgrading systems, getting new and they are XP Pro.

The Sonicwall doesn't allow for joining the domain over that VPN connection.  

I just read another post about letting everyone permissions apply to anonymous users...perhaps that's my answer.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:marine7275
ID: 16913004
another way is to assign static addresses to the 6 machines and connect to the machines via IP address for sharing.
0
MIM Survival Guide for Service Desk Managers

Major incidents can send mastered service desk processes into disorder. Systems and tools produce the data needed to resolve these incidents, but your challenge is getting that information to the right people fast. Check out the Survival Guide and begin bringing order to chaos.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:thenrikson
ID: 16913493
I don't think the issue is with resolving the names, I see them in my network places.  It's a permission thing, sometimes I recieve there are currently no logon servers to service this login request, just using guest.  Then I use computer\guest and I get Logon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:bbrunning
ID: 16916204
You could enable the guest account on the machines and make guest a member of administrators....that may be a way around it.

Never tried it though.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:thenrikson
ID: 17777067
Ended up making these registry changes which allowed for more time to find our servers over the slower VPN and authenicate properly. Thus fixing all my problems.  I can't remember where I found this fix  or I would post more info on it.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"GroupPolicyMinTransferRate"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"GroupPolicyMinTransferRate"=dword:00000000

Tara
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Computer101 earned 0 total points
ID: 18190702
PAQed with points refunded (125)

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Save the day with this special offer from ATEN!

Save 30% on the CV211 using promo code EXPERTS30 now through April 30th. The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question