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Server 2003, Not a Domain, Login Scripts

Posted on 2006-10-23
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Hello Experts,

Can you create login scripts for users on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 when the server is not a domain?  If so, where do you put them?


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You would configure the logon scripts where the username is created.   If the computers are not on a domain then the accounts would be local to each computer so that is where you would have to specify the logon script for the user to be executed.

Is your Windows Server just acting as a File Server?

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Thanks for the info -- right now I do have the login scripts residing locally on the workstations -- my server is acting only as a file server.  The issue has become when my users connect via the VPN, they want to be able to either connect as themselves, or as an administrator, with different login scripts.  Am I wrong in thinking authentication is still happening on the server?  
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Without a domain controller the computer will look locally for authentication.

The VPN is just giving them secure access to your File Server from outside you LAN.

Authentication is happening on the workstation.

Unless you turn your server into a DC the logon scripts will have to be specified on the local machine.

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Thanks so much for your help and info!  I appreciate it.


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