We are running XPE thin Clients with WIN XP embedded....(cut down version of XP) at our school which connect through to a Blade Server, and are wanting to add the 25 thin clients to the domain and have users log in with their username and password as they normally would but have it ONLY do authentification.
we dont want the users profile being downloaded onto the machines.
we want the local profile that is embedded into windows to be used.... thus saving space on the limited 500mb of flash memory it boots on. At the moment the machine is off the network and the machine auto logs in, then if the user wants to do anything they must log authenticate several times etc
is this possible.
the reason we want to do this is so that the thin clients can be used on the domain for accessing the internet, library lookup software and the user can save things from the internet to their network share.
If they want to access everything else on the domain they log into a Blade PC which has everything installed. Just our way of having the Blades free as much as possible.
Just ask if this is too confusing