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Novell/Win2k single login

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  1. p51

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    I created a DLU policy in zenworks, and assigned it to a group. This allowed anyone to login with their Novell login, and it automatically created a guest account for them in windows. This worked great, except, the next time the regular user loged in it overwrote their admin account, and created a guest account. This now eliminated admin rights, obviously, and wiped out the files in mydocs. OOPS! We have since disabled the DLU policy. Is there a quick, and hopefully easy, way to recover those files.

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    p51
     
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    I just reread my original post, and realized that it was a bit vague.

    We have five windows 2k machines on the warehouse floor, that several people need access to. We also have a few single users that have win2k boxes at their desks. Everything is on a Novell network. I was striving to find an easier way for granting people access to the common pcs, rather than going to each machine and creating a user account, every time someone new needed access. This was accomplished in ZEN with a DLU policy. The problem is with the few other win2k users. When they logged in, it eliminated their windows admin accounts, and recreated them as guests, thus wiping out all of their shortcuts, IE favorites, and any files that were in MYDOCS.

    The two users that were affected are managers, and I they are not my biggest fans now.

    Thanks,

    J
     
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    I will check with our admins at work because we do this but we dont use Zen works. Any machine I logon onto at work it creates a local machine account for me on that machine and puts me in the Group Administrators of the computer only. But a problem arises out of that. If I have gone thru a password change since I was last on that machine, I had better be able to remember the last password I used on it or I wont be logging in to that machine.
     
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    Here is an email I got from one of our Admins.

    I hope this helps you.
     
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    thanks Lwd! I will look into this. This sounds very similar to what I put in place. If you have time, and wouldn't mind, ask them, If someone who already has an account created on a Win2k box, when workstation mgr is put into place, will it have any affect on the existing account? For example, delete the existing, creat a new, thus removing all previous settings.

    It looks like, in the current situation, one of the pc's if logged in as an admin, I can see the previous account in Documents and Settings. It does not appear this way in the other.

    This has been a nice learning experience. Thanks a lot for the help!!
     
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    I personally would just blow away and start all over, but that is just me. I will ask them though.

    Remember that this puts them in the admin group of the pc only.
     
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    Yes, I do realize that. I too have thought about that too, blowing away existing accounts, and starting over. We only have a handful of 200 boxes that it would affect, unfortunately, they are the highest ranking people. I will give it some thought though. I can always get stuff backed up to the server and go from there, which may be the road I take.

    Thanks again!

    J
     
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