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Setting up Active Directory and login scripts based on PC's name

We are a non profit organization and we have many users but few pc's/laptops. We want to setup the logins so that irregardless of the user name logging into the network all the files (i.e. My Documents) are part of that laptops profile.

For example:
Laptop1 has its documents as \\server\Laptop1\MyDocuments

Mary logs into Laptop1 as Mary \\server\Laptop1\MyDocuments
is where the files are.

If she goes to another .. Laptop2 its \\server\Laptop2\MyDocuments

Joan logs into Laptop1 as Joan \\server\Laptop1\MyDocuments

and so on ...

We want to use the individual login names because we want to also track each users use ...

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If you are using AD.
do the following:
open AD, select the user, right click on the user and select porperties.
click on the Profile tab, put in the location where you want the file to g to.
i.e.\\server\laptop1\mydocument.
you can alway created a roaming porfile and direct the home folder to the server.
Note:
this is only effective if the user login to the network. if not, then the document will be on the local machine.

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please anyone help us to how to resolve this . This is problem in my laptop -- Windows Script Host -- Loading script "C:\WINDOWS\:Microsoft Office Update for Windows XP.sys" failed (The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect. ).

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How to write script in 2003 domaincontroller


lease follow steps to resolve your issue

First, open "Active Directory Users and Computers" on the domain controller

Now right click on the user you want to have the logon script and select the properties menu.
A properties dialog like the one shown below will appear. Select the ‘Profile’ Tab

Here is the confusing part. If I just put any old batch file name in the logon script field, where does windows try to find it from?
Lets find out. First, type in this field ‘logon.bat’
Click OK.
Now, we need to find the folder where the server loads logon scripts. It follows this format:
\\(SERVERNAME)\sysvol\(DOMAIN NAME)\scripts
So, if my server was named DCServer1, and my domain was intelliadmin.com, we would browse to this path:
\\DCServer1\sysvol\intelliadmin.com\scripts

Now that we know where to put it, creating the script is easy. Just open up notepad, and write your batch file. For our test batch file we will put in a line that loads our profile generator for Microsoft Outlook XP

We are done with the script, so we save the text file as:
\\DCServer1\sysvol\intelliadmin.com\scripts\logon.bat
Now, the next time this user logs in, they will load the login script.
hope it can resolved your issue
thanks

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How to write script in 2003 domaincontroller


Hi

please follow steps to resolve your issue

First, open "Active Directory Users and Computers" on the domain controller

Now right click on the user you want to have the logon script and select the properties menu.
A properties dialog like the one shown below will appear. Select the ‘Profile’ Tab

Here is the confusing part. If I just put any old batch file name in the logon script field, where does windows try to find it from?
Lets find out. First, type in this field ‘logon.bat’
Click OK.
Now, we need to find the folder where the server loads logon scripts. It follows this format:
\\(SERVERNAME)\sysvol\(DOMAIN NAME)\scripts
So, if my server was named DCServer1, and my domain was intelliadmin.com, we would browse to this path:
\\DCServer1\sysvol\intelliadmin.com\scripts

Now that we know where to put it, creating the script is easy. Just open up notepad, and write your batch file. For our test batch file we will put in a line that loads our profile generator for Microsoft Outlook XP

We are done with the script, so we save the text file as:
\\DCServer1\sysvol\intelliadmin.com\scripts\logon.bat
Now, the next time this user logs in, they will load the login script.
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User creating in domain


In active directory on the server you need to create a network admin user and any other normal users u want to have access to the domain.
Then you have to add the pc to the domain using the network admin user.
After this u can log on to the pc with the network admin or the other created user names.

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I dont know what is domain


A Microsoft Windows Active Directory Domain is a directory service for a computer network. Think of it like a phonebook for all your companies computers, users, and printers to name a few. Active Directory provides a central authentication point for all users/computers in the building and controls network policies. This makes network management for multiple computers and users MUCH easier.

For more information, see Microsoft's Official Active Directory site.

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Domain controller error


First reboot once your PC and if that does not work then:
when you login with your local admin account are you able to ping the DC? Also, check the IP settings to make sure they are correct. Are you using DHCP or are you static? If you are able to ping the DC adn IP settings are correct, is the computer name in Active directory? Also if the computer name is in active directory, is it disabled? If you check all these things and you are still having issues, drop the computer from the domain, rename it and create the new name in Active Directory and then add the computer back to the Domain. Somewhere along the line of following these steps, you should get the computer back inline. If other computers are able to connect to the domain then it is definitly an issue with this computer name or a setting on this computer.

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Windows cannot connect domain either domain controller is down or otherwise unavailable or because your computer was not found


The resolution and workaround to solve the error is as below.
  1. Login to the Windows 2003 domain controller, and delete the computer account object from the Active Directory by using Microsoft Management Console (MMC) which you can always access from “Manage Your Server”.
  2. Log-in to the PC workstation as local administrator. If you cannot logon as local administrator, try to unplug the network cable and logon to the computer by using a domain administrator user that used to logon on the PC before, by using cached logon credentials feature.
  3. Go to Control Panel, then click on System icon, then go to Computer Name tab.
  4. Unjoin the computer from the domain by clicking on “Change”. You should see that Domain button is now selected. Remember your domain name in the text box. Select (Click) on “Workgroup” to remove the computer from the domain, and put any workgroup name in the text box (e.g. workgroup).
  5. Click OK to exit.
  6. Restart the computer (optional)
  7. Go back to the Control Panel, launch System properties and then go to Computer Name tab, and click on “Change”.
  8. Rejoin the domain by uncheck the Workgroup button and select (check) Domain button, and put in the domain name noted above into the text box.
  9. Click OK to exit.
  10. Reboot the PC.
This should solve the unable to logon to domain error, without changing or losing the user profiles on AD.

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create a user folder on the server.
create each login folder "PC0001","pc0002", etc............
set the user rights by right click on the folder and select properties. (you need all users name. otherwise, one of more people will not have their file on the server.
now, you need all fo the users that will be using that particular PC login, in order to create the user profile. unless you have one generic login.
right click on "my document" on each of the local machine.
redirect the path under the general tab. to where you wan the files to go to.
that will place the file where you want them to be. like you say it is machine direct, not user direct. i you want user direct, in another words, you want the user files to go to the server regardless where the user is, then you need a Domain Controller and Active Directory setup.

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Regarding ActiveDirectory Services in Windows system


Active Directory (AD) is a technology created by Microsoft that provides a variety of network services, including: using the same database, for use primarily in Windows environments. Active Directory also allows administrators to assign policies, deploy software, and apply critical updates to an organization. Active Directory stores information and settings in a central database. Active Directory networks can vary from a small installation with a few hundred objects, to a large installation with millions of objects (though not easily [3]).
Active Directory was previewed in 1996, released first with Windows 2000 Server edition, and revised to extend functionality and improve administration in Windows Server 2003. Additional improvements were made in both Windows Server 2003 R2 and Windows Server 2008.
Active Directory was called NTDS (NT Directory Service) in older Microsoft documents. This name can still be seen in some AD binaries.
There is a common misconception that Active Directory provides software distribution. Software distribution is run by a separate service that uses additional proprietary schema attributes that work in conjunction with the LDAP protocol. Active Directory does not automate software distribution, but provides a mechanism by which other services can provide software distribution.

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When you install a server operating system at that time it will ask you that how many maximum clients you want to attach this server so by default its 10 ,that means you can attach maximum of 10 clients , you can increase or decrease the no of computer you want.

Firstly you have to decide whether to add clients in workgroup mode or Domin mode..in domain mode you have the centralised management on the computer .so select domain level mode .
now to make clients either you can make 5 user in active directory user and computer.
1:Go to Administrative tools > Select Active Directory Users and computers > Select user on the left side > right click on that and select new user > now follow on screen instruction to make a user > now make other 4 user also in the same mannner.Now when you are logged on with local user on the clients select my computer > right click and Select properties > select my computer tab >now click change button to make client work with domain type only domain name for eg if your domain is contoso.com ,> type their only contoso > now a box will appear asking you for administrator and password enter domain controller pc password ,it will ask you to restart > after restart user can login at the client computer...
Or:

just login with local user at client computer Right click my computer > and do the same procedure ,after restarting you can login with your server name administrator and password .
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