Linux Server, Windows XP Workstations, roaming profiles?
From: Mike Shafer (spam_at_shafe.com)
Date: 4 Nov 2003 20:46:47 -0800
Hi everyone, I am looking not for a full explanation (although one
would be nice), but rather a link or pointer in the right direction.
Here's the deal. I have a new Linux server with 160 GB with perhaps
30 users. We just got 3 new Windows XP workstations, and I want to be
able to force Windows users to login to the workstations using their
Linux accounts. I also want users "My Documents" directory to be
mapped to their home directory (perhaps /home/username/documents/), so
when they move between workstations, they always have their files
there. Furthermore, I want amenities such as wallpaper and e-mail
settings to be preserved when they move between workstations.
1) Can this be done? If so, how do you have a Windows XP box
authenticate against the Linux server? My guess is samba but how?
2) How do you do the tricks like the My Documents mapping, the
wallpaper, the settings, etc. so that each user experience is
consistent among different workstations?
I'm sure this is possible somehow, but I have been googling my mind
out and perhaps I'm not searching for the correct keywords (for
instance: "linux server" "windows workstations" wallpaper).
Any redirection (link, etc.) would be great! Thanks!