[K12OSN] Screensaver Login Problem

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Wed Feb 1 14:26:32 UTC 2006

David Ackerman wrote:
> 2.       We want to put the K12 server in a separate building but access 
> it from across out campus (at least 2 locations at this point but others 
> in the future).  We cannot dedicate a vlan solely to K12 because there 
> are some windows xp machines on it as well.  How can we make it so that 
> the thin clients can boot to the k12 server and the K12 server not mess 
> up the Windows machines?  Would the Windows machines pick up their IP 
> from the K12 server?  Could the two simultaneously be on the same vlan?
Yes, the Windows machines can get their IP addresses from the K12 server with no ill 
effects; they just ignore all the info that's provided for the thin clients.  Make sure 
you only have one DHCP server on any given network segment.  If your K12 server is 
providing addresses on the same network as some other DHCP server you will have major 
problems.  K12 is designed to have two network cards in the server: one to connect to 
the existing network, and the other to connect to the thin clients.  The DHCP server 
only provides addresses on the thin client segment.  If you have Windows boxes on this 
segment, they'll be just fine as mentioned above.


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