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Windows central user server without domain

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by VTJoeK, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. VTJoeK

    VTJoeK Thread Starter

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    I am trying to help a friend set up a small business office (less than 10 users) with some sort of central user database so they can log into each computer with the same profile and password authentication. He has computers using XP and 2000 and a central server just acting as one to store files (Server is not loaded on it). Without an Active Directory, how can I setup centralized authentication. The only thing I am used to is Active Directory. Any help[ would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  2. Squashman

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    You cant setup centralized authentication without a server. If you want all your users to be able to logon to every computer in your office they would have to be connected to a domain or you will have to setup their username and password on every computer.
     
  3. VTJoeK

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    That is what I thought, but I figured if anyone would know a better way, it would be you guys.

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
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