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Discussion in 'Networks' started by amphtech, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. amphtech

    amphtech Bit Poster

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    I have a Windows 2003 Server Standard Edition all my workstations are running Win XP Pro
    It all logons succesfully but even if i turn the server off the computer still logs on just creates a
    tempary profile how can i get it so it cant logon when the server is unavalible? :P
     
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  2. Sparky
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    There is a group policy setting in the default domain group policy (I think) that needs to be enabled for that to happen. Basically a user cannot logon unless a DC can be contacted, no cached credentials are used.
     
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  3. Bluerinse
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    This could cause you some serious headaches, especially with laptop users, if you have any :rolleyes:
     
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  4. amphtech

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    I had a fiddle around with number of previous logons to cache and set it to 0 now it wont logon if the server is down and i have 3 laptop workstations.
     
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  5. NightWalker

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    The default number of cached logons is 10. As Sparky said, the setting for this is in group policy. You could probably have a GPO linked to a laptop OU and allow cached logons, a second GPO for desktops that would deny cached logons.
     
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  6. amphtech

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    thanks i was thinking of adding another server to my domain would you still be able to access your roaming profile if you had 2 servers in you domain and the main one was down?:rolleyes:
     
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  7. NightWalker

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    If you cluster them, create a virtual disc resource and point the profile path at the virtual server, the profile will always be available no matter which of the two servers is down (unless they both go down then you wont get anything).
     
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    or how about setting up a DFS, then no matter where things reak or how many servers you have you will always have your filesystem
     
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