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    giving a non-domain computer access to domain resources

    We have a computer that for certain reasons, we do not want attached to our domain.

    It needs to have access to protected shared folders of the domain and printing, I have tried to map drives but every time I have to open one of these drives and logon before I can print. A while ago I remember seeing on another domain standalone1$ user accounts on the domain. Can someone help?

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    Re: giving a non-domain computer access to domain resources

    I'm not sure if this would be suitable for you but if you had this

    net use p: \\servername\someshare * /USER:someusername


    in all users startup program folder then the machine could access domain resources with the access rights of someusername.

    IF this is too rough and ready then a little Autoit script could make it look a bit more professional.

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    Re: giving a non-domain computer access to domain resources

    If its WinXP and the resource is protected by a password, the first time you connect to the resource, it will ask for the username/password. Simply tick the "remember" tickbox and everything should be fine. We do this for teachers laptops not on the domain.

    Ps, I suggest for more security, creating a user on your domain that will automatically log off if used but have adequate security for your resources. Also, you can name it something stupidly hard to guess / remember.

    Craig

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    Re: giving a non-domain computer access to domain resources

    Simply tick the "remember" tickbox and everything should be fine
    I agree - "should be fine"

    But IME, since this relies on a "automagical" feature of windows, it doesn't work on Tuesdays with an R in the month, especially if network access is need NOW

    IME, net use works as long as the network is physically available

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