Solved

active directory 2003 organizational units

Posted on 2011-03-15
6
333 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
i have an active directory domain - with windows 2003 servers. i have a few organizational units with different group policies. now i need to have everyone go through my squid proxy server. i want the laptop users to use the proxy in the domain, but not when they are traveling. is there a way to do this?
0
Comment
Question by:JeffBeall
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:Justin Owens
ID: 35139119
Not really.  You can set a top level GPO to set your proxy server for all your OUs easily enough.  What you CAN do is have your laptops in a different OU and not enforce it there, that way they can change the setting manually.  When the come back to the office, it will revert (GPO Allies again), but when they leave, they can change it to none.  That is how we accomplish it at my current location.

DrUltima
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 35139194
i'm not concerned with getting the policy out to everyone - i'm more concerned with laptop users not going through the proxy outside the domain.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 35139222
i just had a thought - i could have an OU for laptops that doesn't have the proxy policy - then through their login script - make it so they use the proxy.
only problem is i don't know how to script. the current login "script" is a simple batch file that sets up the network shares.
would this be possible?
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Owens earned 250 total points
ID: 35139349
Yes, but to make it transparent to the end user, you would also need a log off script to turn the proxy back off.  Batch itself cannot do it, but it can import registry settings which can:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/System/Windows__Programming/Q_21069499.html

This Question details how to accomplish through Batch registry manipulation.
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:xylog
xylog earned 250 total points
ID: 35143812
You can set your browsers to autodetect and use WPAD -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Proxy_Autodiscovery_Protocol Either using a DNS entry called wpad or a DHCP option. When off the network they will not resolve the DNS entry or have the DHCP setting so they will autodetect the lack of a proxy and directly access the net. WPAD is supported in Firefox also.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:JeffBeall
ID: 35180617
thank you
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
corrupt Databases 9 66
ADFS Help 7 29
LOGINSERVER and nltest /dsgetdc 3 41
GPO error - Policy presentation element does not exist 1 17
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This article shows the method of using the Resultant Set of Policy Tool to locate Group Policy that applies a particular setting.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question