We have 10 locations running XP Pro who access head office through software Sonicwall connectors on their PCs through a Sonicwall TZ 170. They do this to get access to a mapped drive and collect their email using Outlook 2003; Yes I know they can use OWA, but they have the mapped drive for all documents.
HO domain runs SBS 2003, the 10 locations are not in the domain.
If I have a password policy in place at HO, is there a way that the 10 locations can be informed when their passwords are about to change, rather than them phoning up when it happens and they cant get in.
I might not be around the day the passwords are about to change and suddenly the 10 locations cannot get access to their stuff? Again, is it possible for these non domain machines to get notification of impending password change?
Could they be part of the domain? Bearing in mind that when they first log onto those machine in the morning they cant log straight onto the domain because the Sonicwall hasn't come up yet.