Laptops not on the Domain
Hi all :)
I'm busy testing a new setup for our staff with laptops.
I started off with joining their laptops to the domain and configuring offline files etc...
Many of the staff (including myself) are finding the their laptops are painfully slow when not connected to the domain, not just in logging on, which can take up to 5 minutes! Sometimes you can click the start button and wait a minute before it pops up etc etc...
So I thought I'd try configuring the users as local admins.
Now they log onto their laptops much quicker, and any disconnects means things continue to work.
I put a shortcut on their desktop to their home drives and they currently enter the network credentials whenever accessing any network folders.
Can anybody please give me any suggestions/hints/tips on how to make working on the network as seemless as possible?
Domain clients have all their drives mapped via a logon script, the problem with local admins trying to do this is the script won't map the drives unless they've authenticated against each of the servers that it's trying to map a drive on. The only option I've found so far is that they enter their username/password when prompted via the script, and that passes it as it maps it?