[nflug] I am windows inept

eric eric at bootz.us
Wed Jul 2 23:43:48 EDT 2008

ok yes.

Lets say I log into my domain called "ubuntu" with user "eric", I'm not 
necessarily a roaming user however the machine is logged into the domain 
with it said machine name "winxp" for example.
Gathering what you said I should always create roaming users... but what 
about adding a machine to the domain when would that be necessary... or 
is it impossible to have roaming users on a machine that was not added 
to a domain?

thank you please keep going  :)

Darin Perusich wrote:
> When you say "machines with users" I'm going to assume that you mean 
> local accounts on said workstation/laptop, and by "roaming users" 
> network/domain users.
> IMHO in a networked environment where you have a domain controller 
> there is almost never any reason for local user accounts with the 
> exception of administrative accounts or local account which can 
> perform admin tasks in the event the network user repository is 
> unavailable. On Windows once you login to the system your domain 
> username and password are cached temporarily which allows you to 
> logoff, take the machine off-site and login with the domain account. 
> You can do the same on Linux if you have certain pam modules installed.
> Eric Benoit wrote:
>> Hi I configured an LDAP-Samba ADS which works perfectly now, except I 
>> don't know that much about Windows and methods of configuring 
>> workstations/users...
>> I have my smb/ldap automatically adding machines when I authenticate 
>> as admin and can add roaming users as well, but my issue is I don't 
>> know if both can be the same...
>> can a roaming user be apart of a machine... this doesn't seem likely 
>> to me because they are both users in smb/ldap
>> if this is true then my question would be..
>> when should I use roaming users and when should I use machines with 
>> users
>> I would love to read something about this, but all the documentation 
>> I can find is weighted towards setting up samba and LDAP.
>> Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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