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Windows 7: How to setup a Network Logon System.


20 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 
How to setup a Network Logon System.

Hi, I currently have 7 PCs in my small business's office.

I am looking for a way to allow all 9 users to be able to have one account which they can login with from any of the PCs.

There are 3 operating systems involved: XP, Vista and Seven. (3 on XP, 1 on Vista and 3 on Seven; all 32 bit). It would need to be able to give them access to their user account settings and personal files as well as a couple of network drives.

We currently have one of the Windows 7 PCs setup as a CCTV server and the as the PC our network drives are attached to; if this is of any help.

Do I need to buy some new hardware at all.

Does anyone know how I may go about doing this.

Thank you in advance.

Oli

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20 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by osholt View Post
Hi, I currently have 7 PCs in my small business's office.

I am looking for a way to allow all 9 users to be able to have one account which they can login with from any of the PCs.

There are 3 operating systems involved: XP, Vista and Seven. (3 on XP, 1 on Vista and 3 on Seven; all 32 bit). It would need to be able to give them access to their user account settings and personal files as well as a couple of network drives.

We currently have one of the Windows 7 PCs setup as a CCTV server and the as the PC our network drives are attached to; if this is of any help.

Do I need to buy some new hardware at all.

Does anyone know how I may go about doing this.

Thank you in advance.

Oli
We have that capability where I work, so it is definitely do-able. I'm not the Admin guy, so I can't offer specifics about how it is done.

From looking around, it appears that you will need an Active Directory server. Here are some sites on scripting that may help:

Creating and Using Login Scripts | loginscripts.info from Sembee Ltd.

Logon Script - Examples MapNetworkDrive, Windows VBS map network drive to UNC path

Logon Script FAQ

Microsoft - Scripting Concepts and Technologies for System Administration

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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20 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Thanks TheSchaft, I've looked through all the links and I kind of understand what they want me to do. I really could do with just being told a few things though.
Do I require a PC running Windows Server to implement it on multiple machines?
How does one go about setting up user accounts?
To do more in depth things like profile settings (not just shared drives and printers) do you require more than a basic level of how to use command prompt?

Oli
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