Solved

Optimize Wireless Network (Active Directory - Windows 2003 Server)

Posted on 2006-11-06
7
220 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hello

We do not have enough money to build a wired network, so we decided to build a wireless one.

We have these equipments :
  - 1 HP Proliant Ml350 Server with Windows 2003 Server
  - 30 Worksations Windows Xp Professional with wifi pci cards
  - DSL Modem/Router
  - Netscreen Firewall
  - 1 HP Procure Switch
  - 2 Wifi Access Points (Alcatel)

All this stuff is connected and working perfectly

We are going to have 70+ domain users :   (60+ students, 8 teachers, 2 admins)

The teachers and the admins has their assigned workstations (Local profiles, with some network shares)

The 60+ students are going to share 20 workstations with these conditions :
   1/ The students are free to use any of the workstations at any time (today he uses WS001, tomorrow WS017, next week WS021 and so on).
   2/ The students must find their own files and preferences and internet favorites.... in any of the workstations they may use)
   3/ Student must close his session before being able to open it on another workstation.

I've been thinking of roaming profiles, but it's going to be very very slow. Some of the students put their MP3 and WMA in their My Music Folder. These files will be spread to all the workstations!!
Now I am thinking of folder redirection. But what folders to redirect? Is it a good solution? How to disable music and video files from traveling in the network?

Please help me to get the most optimized network.

0
Comment
Question by:rthriller
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Netman66
ID: 17885433
Roaming profiles are the way to go - with folder redirection.

The two folders you want to redirect are My Documents and Desktop.

If all users have a home drive setup in the Properties of their account then use that folder for redirection.

You can also set a policy to delete copies of roaming profiles on logoff so the workstations stay clean.

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:rthriller
ID: 17928741


1/ If all users have a home drive setup in the Properties of their account then use that folder for redirection. : How?

2/ You can also set a policy to delete copies of roaming profiles on logoff so the workstations stay clean. : How?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Netman66
ID: 17934421
1)  Use the Folder Redirection policy under User Configuration>Windows Components>Folder Redirection.  Link this high enough in the Active Directory structure so you catch all the workstations.

2)  That policy can also be set on the same GPO as Folder Redirection.  You'll find it here: Computer Config>Admin Templates>System>User Profiles :: Delete cached copies of roaming profiles = Enabled.

0
Complete Microsoft Windows PC® & Mac Backup

Backup and recovery solutions to protect all your PCs & Mac– on-premises or in remote locations. Acronis backs up entire PC or Mac with patented reliable disk imaging technology and you will be able to restore workstations to a new, dissimilar hardware in minutes.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:rthriller
ID: 17945149
Deleting cached copies of roaming profiles does not seem to work!!
The user forlder is still in the Documents and settings directory, and it is not empty!!!


Another deal is the files synchro when closing session, how to disable it?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:rthriller
ID: 18087704
How to prevent users to open their session on many computers at the same time?
0
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Netman66 earned 500 total points
ID: 18088860
These profiles must be roaming to delete using that setting.  Check them in the Properties of My Computer>Advanced.

File Synchronization is a client-side setting.  If there are folders set for Offline use, then they will synchronize.

The only way to stop users from logging into more than one computer at a time, you have to use CCONNECT.exe from the Resource Kit - and it requires SQL Server on the backend.

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:rthriller
ID: 18108820
Thanks Netman66
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Join & Write a Comment

Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
Recently, I had the need to build a standalone system to run a point-of-sale system. I’m running this on a low-voltage Atom processor, so I wanted a light-weight operating system, but still needed Windows. I chose to use Microsoft Windows Server 200…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.

747 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now