[K12OSN] What to do with Windows 2000 Server?

David Trask dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
Sun Dec 5 08:09:13 UTC 2004

My opinion?  Make the LTSP box the domain controller since that's where
all the users live anyway....join the Win2K box to the domain and simply
authenticate against the LTSP server.....you can map the users home
directory using a login script....make sure you set up the "home share" in
Samba. (smb.conf)....something like this...

        comment = Home Directories
        valid users = %S
        writeable = yes
        create mask = 0664
        directory mask = 0775
        browseable = Yes

tlegge at rogers.com on Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 2:06 PM +0000 wrote:
>Ok, this is a serious question despite the subject which is something of
>a joke.
>I actually found an unopened copy of Windows 2000 server in a box at a
>Boy's and Girl's club that is running LTSP.  I plan to use it to replace
>two Windows XP PCs used for Simply Accounting (via rdesktop) with one
>Windows 2K server.
>However, I am not sure whether I should make it a domain controller or
>not.  As there are no other Windows machines and all user files are kept
>on the LTSP server I am not sure that there is any point.

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us

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