View Full Version : Roaming Users (non 2000server?)

29-06-2003, 10:28 AM
is it possable to make roaming users without Win2kServer, NT Server or any Win Server
because i'm running a Win2k network but i dont want to pay the Server licences ($1000-$2000)
any ideas?

29-06-2003, 10:30 AM
You could set up a box as a linux server? our school used to do this - The server was a domain controller, and all the clients (Win98) were told they had to authenticate the user against the Domain Controller before they allowed access to Windows.


29-06-2003, 10:40 AM
sounds difficult
i'll look into it
Red Hat?

29-06-2003, 11:01 AM
Any distro will do it..
It's not really that difficult..
Get Linux communicating with the rest of your network ok (pings)
Add all the users and passwords into Samba then configure Samba to be the domain controller.
Tell Windows that it is to log onto a domain and that should do it...

With this setup, you can also have home directories stored on the Linux Server, so no matter where you log in, you always have access to your home directory - our school just maps a drive to the users home directory - makes it easier for users.

For emails, our school uses registry tweaks which pulls the username and adds @domain.com to it, get's the password for authentication purposes, and then puts the users full name as the sender of the message...


29-06-2003, 11:20 AM
i remember doing some of that at NATCOLL but we didn't make users only shares
thanks allot that will keepme bizzzzzzzy