[K12OSN] one more time

Sharon Betts sbetts at msad71.net
Thu Feb 24 17:24:09 UTC 2005

Nathan Sinton <nsinton at gmail.com> on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 1:04
PM +0000 wrote:
>Just to clarify, you have linux clients and a windows server and you
>need the clients to be able to log on to the windows server and access
>file shares, printers, etc...  Right?
Yes, I have Linux clients and a windows network -- this is working fine. 
I want to add a linux terminal server to the mix.
>On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 11:54:26 -0600, Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org>
>> > I tried to ask this previously, but wasn't clear, I guess.
>> > Is there anyway to incorporate LTSP into an existing Windows
>> > 2000 / 2003 network?  I have a Windows network with  DHCP,
>> > authentication/file and terminal servers running.  I would
>> > like to add an LTSP to the network --
>> > but HOW?   The clients need to access every resource -- they
>> > are all local
>> > bootable clients (no true thin clients booting from the server).
>> I too am a little confused as to what you want.  I read this as you have
>> an existing all windows network.  You don't want to change anything with
>> the Windows setup.  But you want to add a LTSP server to the existing
>> network and then either boot the current Windows machines via a boot
>> floppy (or some other means) to the ltsp server when needed, and then be
>> able to reboot back to a full local install of windows when needed.  Or
>> do you mean you want to connect to the ltsp server from a windows
>> desktop?
>> If the first assumption is correct I think you just need to build a
>> single NIC install of ltsp.  Set DHCP to run on an alternative port.
>> Then set your boot floppys or whatever to get dhcp from the alternate
>> port.  I would think you could setup a custom boot loader on the local
>> installations that would give you a menu to choose boot Windows or LTSP,
>> then not mess with any boot disks.  I am pretty sure I have seen this
>> done before.  I think that would be your most seamless option.
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