Policies on Remote Laptops

Posted on 2009-05-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
We are adding MDCs to our Deputy cars and I want to know some good policies.  Would it be better to add the users as local users or cached domain users?  We are using cell cards and then connecting to our network through VPN.  They will be using OWA and my worry is how passwords are going to work since we set a default GPO for passwords on both Domain & Local Policies.  Most of the MDC's will probably not log into our network very often so their domain password for OWA may expire without them knowing any good ideas on best practices? Is their a way to sink their local and domain user passwords to expire at the same time?
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A single location to manage the user is best.
You may wish to follow the same mechanism discussed in

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I'm using a Cisco VPN Client.  I have created a Virtual Private Network and used the Dial-Up connect options but we use groups and there is no where to put the group when creating the network connection.  I have been able to change the passwords while using VPN but if I force a password change in AD it does flow through.  Also if I change the users password in AD it doesnt flow through untill I'm plugged into my network directly.  Any suggestion on what I need to be doing differently?
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The password change can only occur from the client side because when they are outside the LAN, they are working with Cached credentials.
You could set a local policy to expire passwords in the same frequency as you have on the AD, but as noted in the other similar EE post, the user must login into the laptop with the VPN option to push the password change to the AD.

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How do you setup your VPN Client to do this? I seem to have problems getting this to work.  
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arnold earned 125 total points
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At the time of login, you have to use the dial-using VPN.  The other EE article discusses it.  Which Version of the cisco VPN client are you using?

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