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Confusion about Windows logon

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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?
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Re: Confusion about Windows logon

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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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Re: Confusion about Windows logon

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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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Re: Confusion about Windows logon

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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.

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Re: Confusion about Windows logon

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