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Steady State XP on domain

I would like to set up a public computer that is protected like a Steady State machine but the signon needs access to some domain files. Any ideas?
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lamaslanyCommented:
What do you mean by 'domain files'?
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JCarson_Author Commented:
Domain Files: Files that can only be accessed by a domain user that is signed on to the domain.
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manav08Commented:
What you need is windows steady state which is used in CAFEs, Library PCs etc.

You can download this free from -
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d077a52d-93e9-4b02-bd95-9d770ccdb431&displaylang=en
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lamaslanyCommented:
To confirm:- have you already read the SteadyState handbook?  (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=F829BB8B-C7A9-426B-A7A4-2B504A6238D2&displaylang=en#filelist) in particular the section on 'Using Windows SteadyState with Active Directory and Network Domains' (starts page 57)
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JCarson_Author Commented:
My problem is that I don't know how to add a domain user to steady state.
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lamaslanyCommented:
To confirm (again):  Is the PC in question going to be domain-joined?  Or is it a stand-alone PC that needs to be able to access domain resources?  

If the former the handbook explains the potential pitfalls.  

If the latter then this can be achieved using shortcuts to UNC resources.  You can either pre-polulate the domain credentials to use when accessing the resources or have the user input, but not be able to cache, their domain credentials.
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JCarson_Author Commented:
It doesn't have to be domain-joined, it can be standalone.
If I had a shortcut to say, a *.htm file (no IIS), would I have to supply the user credentials or could I embed them somehow?
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lamaslanyCommented:
Is that a *.htm on a file share?
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JCarson_Author Commented:
Yes, The htm file is on a file share
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Give this a read:

The Shared Computer Toolkit in Domain Environments<<<ALSO windows steady state
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lamaslanyCommented:
Take a look at this:

How To Manage Stored User Names and Passwords on a Computer That Is Not in a Domain in Windows XP (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306541)
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JCarson_Author Commented:
Excellent, I'm almost there. All I need to do is to be able to enable add-ons in internet explorer and I'll be all set!
Any ideas?
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:

 
If you would like to enable add-ons on locked/high restriction profile, we can try the following setting in SteadyState.
 
Configure SteadyState restrictions. Uncheck Third Party Extension Buttons restriction option:
 
    a. Start SteadyState.
    b. Click the user account -> Feature Restrictions.    
    c. Under Internet Explorer Restrictions ->Toolbar Options, make sure Third Party Extension Buttons is not selected.
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JCarson_Author Commented:
More points for lamaslany for quick responsive dialog and valuable content regarding usernames and passwords in non-domain computers. 0 for manav08 because I already mentioned steady state. Points to dstewartjr for multiple accurate contributions - specifically the procedure to enable add-ons. Thank you!
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