Workgroups and users

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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows if I can create a workgroup of about 6 pcs on a vlan and synchronize the users over all the PCs.

I.e. if I make a change to a user on 1 pc and it will flow down to the other 5 in the workgroup
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Lou
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

    There is nothing out there to auto synch this info. I started working on a tool
    like that once but it was just reproducing the whole domain structure without
    the good benefits so I stopped.

    Your issues will be

    1. Syncing passwords. You will have to write a custom password filter that
    watches for password change notifications and then send those changes to the
    other machines.

    One subissue here is... Do you set that filter up on all PCs in case the user
    tries to change their password on any of them? If that is the case, how do you
    dampen the change propogation? I.E. User changes password on PC1. PC1 filter
    sends password to PC2-6. An agent there changes the password. Now PC2-6 password
    notification filter fires... It sends the passwords to every PC that it isn't...
    Never stops, you need something to dampen the propogation.

    So your next option is select a master machine to do that change on... i.e. Like
    an NT4 domain. Now if that machine is unavailable, no password changes. Also
    there is no decent way to force users to only use one machine to change
    passwords. If they know their old password they can change it.


    2. Permissioning has to be done per machine per user. You can not say set up a
    group for these 2 users and then use that group on multiple machines. You have
    to go to PC1 and select PC1 user's 1 and 2 and put them in a group G1 on PC1.
    Then you would have to duplicate that on every PC if you wanted that common
    group methodology.


    If you need to do this, your best bet would be to set up a "provisioning" web
    site that duplicates whatever you want done to all machines. If you create a new
    user it will create the same user on all machines. If someone wants to change a
    password they go to the website and change it there which will send the change
    to all machines.

    Messy.

    joe


    --
    Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
    www.joeware.net


    Lou wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Just wondering if anyone knows if I can create a workgroup of about 6 pcs on a vlan and synchronize the users over all the PCs.
    >
    > I.e. if I make a change to a user on 1 pc and it will flow down to the other 5 in the workgroup
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

    Ho Lou,

    the down side of Workgroup is that you can't synchronize users and you don't
    have central management over the workstations in workgroup. Any
    configuration that you would like to deploy you must repeat on every
    computer in workgroup...

    Mike

    "Lou" <mannionlouise@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:A0C8734F-B55F-451A-8D59-51E928362630@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Just wondering if anyone knows if I can create a workgroup of about 6 pcs
    > on a vlan and synchronize the users over all the PCs.
    >
    > I.e. if I make a change to a user on 1 pc and it will flow down to the
    > other 5 in the workgroup
    > --
    > Lou
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

    Hi Mike,

    thanks for your quick response.

    Do you know of any tool that I can use to administrate this user databases.

    Lou
    --
    Lou


    "Miha Pihler" wrote:

    > Ho Lou,
    >
    > the down side of Workgroup is that you can't synchronize users and you don't
    > have central management over the workstations in workgroup. Any
    > configuration that you would like to deploy you must repeat on every
    > computer in workgroup...
    >
    > Mike
    >
    > "Lou" <mannionlouise@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:A0C8734F-B55F-451A-8D59-51E928362630@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > Just wondering if anyone knows if I can create a workgroup of about 6 pcs
    > > on a vlan and synchronize the users over all the PCs.
    > >
    > > I.e. if I make a change to a user on 1 pc and it will flow down to the
    > > other 5 in the workgroup
    > > --
    > > Lou
    >
    >
    >
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