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    Hello

    Is there any open source program that will allow a whole computer room to login on a pacific account when told to do so from a control computer in the techies office? If so can somebody point me in the right direction.

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    Re: Mass Logon

    iTalc does it too but its a bit buggy.

    I've used it to log on and install software on a suite of machines at the same time.

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    @webman nope wont do that will automatically log the machines on, we don't wan that you see we have a guest account for CLC guests. Most of the people who use the computers aren’t CLC guests but schools users. I want it so when guests do come in we can just pop on the control machine and log the room on.

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    Re: Mass Logon

    You could still use this system to logon the machines.

    Have two OUs with two GPOs, one that does the auto logon thing, when you need to logon these machines, move all the relevent machines to the autologon OU/GPO combo, and then restart the machines (there's various ways to automate this).


    It's a bit messy, but it should still work.

    I've been looking for something that will allow me to logon 30 separate users into a room (as a test), for a while. If I find anything, I'll try to remember to post it here.

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    Yes but the receptionist will also log the machines on when techies aren’t there. Can't give the receptionist admin rights.

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    Re: Mass Logon

    Might be a pain in the arse way of doing it but... Using my method expand the script slightly to check a file on a network share before it writes the registry entries. Then create a little hta for the secretary with an on/off button and use NTFS permissions to allow her to alter the value in the file.

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    I think its a little complex the receptionist isnt computer aliterate, when an admin logs on her machine we use a diferent domain to her. When she comes to logon she doesnt understand to change the domain. We are called every 2 mins about the Cisco call manager.

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    Re: Mass Logon

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    I think its a little complex the receptionist isnt computer aliterate
    What Chris is suggesting is to create a simple interface in an HTA with an On/Off button for the autologin - the expansion of his script will do the rest. Surely she can cope with On/Off?

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    i wouldnt put it past her! Sounds like an option i will look into it

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    Re: Mass Logon

    iTalc looks the business - similar to ABTutor that we use in the same way... select a roomfull of PCs, logon, specify user account to log on with. It's designed for teachers to use, and as your receptionist is higher up the (IT) evolutionary tree she should cope with it no problem.

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    How about just create simple accounts i.e. visitor01 to visitor(however many computers you have) and enable the accounts when needed. no need to fanny about. if people strugle to log on to a machine, then they need slapping.

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    Re: Mass Logon

    we have 10 guest accounts but we get alot of people not being able to logon

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    you should give the 1st person that logs on a special treat like jelly babies and smack the rest across the head with a keyboard.

    any one been on http://www.stickdeath.com lately

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    its a pain in the arse to do one morning i had to logon 120 machines, to make things worse the kids got there thought someone had left it logged on and logged loads of them off!

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