Confusion about Windows logon

I apologize if this seems like a basic question. I'm new to OES and coming from a purely MS ActiveDirectory environment.

How do you all manage Windows logon when using the OES client? I would prefer that each user logging in with eDirectory credentials NOT have to re-enter windows credentials. So, I could create a generic shared local account. However, this is not ideal. I would prefer that each user logging in with eDirectory credentials also gets their own "desktop" in Windows. This would require manually creating a local workstation account for each user at each workstation, which is impractical. How can I get around this? Should I be using DSFW in combination with the DSFW client. Can ZenWorks create local accounts for me? Something else I'm missing?
  • Verified Answer

    reedandyj wrote:

    >
    > I apologize if this seems like a basic question. I'm new to OES and
    > coming from a purely MS ActiveDirectory environment.
    >
    > How do you all manage Windows logon when using the OES client? I would
    > prefer that each user logging in with eDirectory credentials NOT have
    > to re-enter windows credentials. So, I could create a generic shared
    > local account. However, this is not ideal. I would prefer that each
    > user logging in with eDirectory credentials also gets their own
    > "desktop" in Windows. This would require manually creating a local
    > workstation account for each user at each workstation, which is
    > impractical. How can I get around this? Should I be using DSFW in
    > combination with the DSFW client. Can ZenWorks create local accounts
    > for me? Something else I'm missing?


    Many of us have a dedicated Windows workstations in which the Windows
    local account credentials match the eDirectory credentials. A login
    using the OES client will login to both eDirectory and Windows
    automatically using the same credentials.

    DSfW acts as a Domain Controller using the credentials stored in
    eDirectory. Windows workstations can be joined to the domain to allow
    login to the workstation using any domain account without configuring
    anything in advance.

    ZENworks has a feature called Dynamic Local User which permits a user
    to be automatically logged onto the workstation when s/he logs onto
    eDirectory. This is useful for a kiosk which has to accommodate a
    number of random eDirectory users.

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  • On Sun, 24 Mar 2019 02:20:11 GMT, "Kevin Boyle"
    <KBOYLE@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:

    >reedandyj wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I apologize if this seems like a basic question. I'm new to OES and
    >> coming from a purely MS ActiveDirectory environment.
    >>
    >> How do you all manage Windows logon when using the OES client? I would
    >> prefer that each user logging in with eDirectory credentials NOT have
    >> to re-enter windows credentials. So, I could create a generic shared
    >> local account. However, this is not ideal. I would prefer that each
    >> user logging in with eDirectory credentials also gets their own
    >> "desktop" in Windows. This would require manually creating a local
    >> workstation account for each user at each workstation, which is
    >> impractical. How can I get around this? Should I be using DSFW in
    >> combination with the DSFW client. Can ZenWorks create local accounts
    >> for me? Something else I'm missing?

    >
    >Many of us have a dedicated Windows workstations in which the Windows
    >local account credentials match the eDirectory credentials. A login
    >using the OES client will login to both eDirectory and Windows
    >automatically using the same credentials.
    >
    >DSfW acts as a Domain Controller using the credentials stored in
    >eDirectory. Windows workstations can be joined to the domain to allow
    >login to the workstation using any domain account without configuring
    >anything in advance.
    >
    >ZENworks has a feature called Dynamic Local User which permits a user
    >to be automatically logged onto the workstation when s/he logs onto
    >eDirectory. This is useful for a kiosk which has to accommodate a
    >number of random eDirectory users.


    ZENworks DLU is for more than just kiosk situations. Its the answer
    for when you want to manage local accounts without DSfW or some other
    AD related solution. It works really well and when you get ZENworks
    you get full management capabilities...remote control, inventory,
    software distribution, etc.

    --
    Ken
    Knowledge Partner

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  • Thanks everyone, this was exactly what I was looking for!