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Advice required before joining laptops to new SBS2008 domain

herculesway
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Hello

I have just setup a new SBS2008 domain. The purpose of this is to manage files and permissions, printer sharing and exchange email boxes.

Our company has 3 desktops and 4 laptops. The laptop users are usually out of the office a lot and require access to email.

It is advisable / required for the laptops to join the domain? I read a lot of articles of where people have problems with the profiles on the laptop when they are not connected to domain, i.e. no domain present to log into...

Any advice appreciated...
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I generally try not to use a roaming profile for laptop users... but other than that, they are joined to the domain.
For antivirus and WSUS to be working like I want.

Kind regards,
Michel
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I can only speak for windows servers being virtualized for backup-reasons... and they are sitting at home, with cached credentials for over 6 months now... and they still logon with the old password (in the meantime the password at the office has changed already)

So I didn't hear about thos 10 days either... but you can, using policies ofcourse !
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