[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 276
  • Last Modified:

Logging in remotely with domain credentials

I have a new client that is using mostly laptops (WinXP Pro) on a Win2003 Domain.  All of the users take the laptops off site quite frequently.  Am I correct that WinXP caches the domain login credentials so that they can login normally off-site as they would in the office?  Obviously, they would have no access to any domain services (printers, mapped drives, etc).

Thanks
0
chiefgeek
Asked:
chiefgeek
  • 4
  • 2
1 Solution
 
johnb6767Commented:
Yes, that is correct, and by defualt it caches the last 10 logins.....
0
 
johnb6767Commented:
Modify the Number of Cached Logins (Windows NT/2000/XP)
http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/1026/

Gives you the location of the amount of Cached logins to keep...And of course you can modify to suit your needs...

Do you have other questions  about it, or just a general understanding, or a YES no Answer?

0
 
chiefgeekAuthor Commented:
I guess I just needed verification on that because it goes with another question I posted regarding DNS.  I am using a router for DNS and DHCP as I am a little uneasy setting it up on the server.  I have set the server IP as the primary DNS on the laptops.  I was still unsure as when they login off-site with their domain credentials, will they still be able to access the internet?

thanks again  
0
Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

 
johnb6767Commented:
If you set the secondary DNS, then it should failover to that one when it cant reach the primary...

I would set the internal to the server, and then use a public as the secondary and tertiary...

Or simply use DHCP to hand out the Server as the primary....That way they will have the proper DNS info when there, and good DNS from the provider they connect to...
0
 
chiefgeekAuthor Commented:
Should I leave the secondary DNS blank, because there may be different ISP DNS servers depending on where they are connecting to (home, cafe, airport, etc)
0
 
johnb6767Commented:
From the assigned DNS via DHCP?

I would use a secondary DNS Server in the LAN, or else leave a public one for your region. If the NIC's are set to DHCP, it doesnt matter what you assign out thre, as they will get the proper server addresses when they make a network connection....
0
 
rindiCommented:
As long as there is no proxy setup there should be no problem getting on the internet. If you have a proxy setup, then the users will have to disable the proxy in the connection settings for the internet when they are out of the company.
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

  • 4
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now