Can a single AD user be in use on multiple machines?
Posted on 2010-08-17
I am new to server administration, and I have a small business with 10 PCs connected to a lan with a 2003 Server on the lan.
Currently we do not take advantage of AD and simply use the 2003 server as a file server with folders shared for everyone to access.
We do not need a separate login for each user. In fact, that would be counter productive as the users float among the PCs in the office - following patients through the office. Having to login to every workstation when they used it would slow them down.
I am looking into some software to filter web content and I would like for the owner to have a roaming login so that I can treat her differently than the employees. Can I have a single AD entry for employee use and have it in use simultaneously on all 10 clients or is there a better way to do this (like assigning an account to each machine and using auto login or giving al logins the same password - since all employees need access to all workstations)?
I need to be able to treat the owner differently to give her separate restrictions when web surfing than the employees have.
Also, do you know of any resources that would explain roaming logins (how they work, how to admminister, etc.)?