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    Domain Logon with Laptops

    HELP!!!
    I took over a school 2 weeks ago with a W2k3 server setup with all the machines as domain clients including the teacher laptops.

    System been in twelve months, no documention, nol support, ICT co-ord's being winging it for last year

    I wasn't too worried as I thought I slowly work out wha tthe setup is but they are now being Ofsted'd next week and little issues like the teacher can't print from their laptops (and never could according to them) are proving a bit of a problem

    Main desktop machines seem to work OK (except for OTT user restrictions) but I've never had teacher laptops connected to a domain before and I realise I've lost the plot somewhere

    The laptops have normal 3 logon boxes with bottom one allowing them to logon to domain or the local machine.

    However, even when not connected to network, the teachers just enter their domain credentials and the laptop lets them in.

    I'd always thought that things didn't work that way but they obviously do.

    What is going on - how/why can they login - on my other domain setup- if a machine can't see the network - it gives a warning message but nothings happening here

    HELP!!!

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    Simon
    PS Got 7 belkin AP's all on overlapping channels and some in the false roof that I haven't even physically found yet!!!

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    Users logging in with a cached profile ?
    Do they have a networked and non-networked hardware profile ?

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    mm - cached profile ??

    I've heard of roamaing, manadatory and default but not cached!!

    better look into that then

    regards
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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    cached = i.e. after the user logs off of the network, the profile is left behind on the client

    I assume he means

    Basically, with no folder redirection or roaming/mand profiles, it just takes the default profile off of the computer but leaves it there when they log off.

    I only have roaming profiles disabled for laptop users - and only because the staff use them off of the network.

    Nath.

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    My teacher's laptops use cached profiles so they can logon at home using the same username etc so they can use the same 'my docs' etc. They also have a local admin to use if neccessary.

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    cached = i.e. after the user logs off of the network, the profile is left behind on the client

    I assume he means
    Indeed - a good explanation.

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    They also have a local admin to use if neccessary.
    Yikes !!!

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    :P

    I found it most amusing trying to get the new teacher here to understand that he just logged in "as usual" i.e. meaning not choosing the local computer 'domain' and leaving it where it was lol

    - "but im at home!?"
    - "yes - and it works the same way as being in school minus that you dont have access to any network drives"


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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    local admin installing own printer etc- very tightly tied down on network though.

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    re: can't print from laptops

    Do the laptops have printers installed? if yes are you running local or network printers?

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    @Si: Just lift any policies preventing the addition of printers and then they can search AD for a printer. This will get you up and running quick smart

    I use a combination of cached profile and offline folders on all my teacher laptops. Works a treat

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    with printers we have great fun as teachers at our school do the same but they come in already logged in plug in the network cable and wonder why they cant print. I have told them if they do this they will ned to do a network Sync befor they can print but some of them still wont have it.

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    If i was close by, i would have popped over to give you a hand. have you managed to sort it out yet?

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    Thanks for all the info (and offer of physical support - ).

    The ones that can logon to the domain - I've just added the printer via the AD search method - Ta.

    And some of the others have never been configured to logon to domain (they wern't in the school when the rest were done and the firm that installed the server supposedly has not been back!!) so I just got the going by directly printing to the printer's IP .

    I didn't want to try and mess around with them too much just at the moment

    Managed to find the APs in the false roof and remove them - seems like these 2 were put in originally and then another firm came in and added 5 others but didn't bother reconfiguring the old ones

    I don't know whether these stories are true but its certainly a fine mess Stanley

    And managed to cable up the teacher laptop that doesn't work wirelessly at all

    All teachers can now print

    regards

    Simon

    PS @chrbb
    My teacher's laptops use cached profiles so they can logon at home using the same username etc so they can use the same 'my docs' etc.
    How does that work then if My Docs is redirected to the server when at school - or do you not redirect?

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    Re: Domain Logon with Laptops

    Don't redirect - I just meant with xp having different my docs for all users if they logon as local admin they have a different my docs to the one they use when logged on as user at school. I do make a shortcut though so they can use the same folder for both.
    I don't redirect because they fill my docs with photos music personal stuff etc. But they have a folder to save into on their laptops which backs up to their drive on the server, when they run a batch file, that way only work data is stored on the server.

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