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Does this need to be setup on a server?? Is this the type of account setup i need to where the user's profile will be remembered on whatever computer they are on?? Do i set up each user on each computer? New to all this. Is a workgroup or homegroup the best? This is for work. Thanks... Links are great. Doing this for my business.
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You need to configure a server as a primary domain controller.

You bind your client computers to active directory and create and manage user accounts through the domain controller.
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can you recommend some good tutorial sites and what the best server OS to use. i have 2008 server R2.
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I found this tutorials. It seems pretty nice for setting up a domain controller in 2008 r2. But i cant find anywhere how i should link my computer as either a workgroup or if a homegroup would work.


these help:
Part 1
Part 2
Edited by graphicsman - 8/15/11 at 12:33pm
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If you open up your system properties, you'll see a section called "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings". Click change settings, then click change on the pop-up and input your domain information. Clicking ok will ask for Domain Admin credentials. After this, you'll reboot the pc and log into the domain network.

For settings to stick across machines, you'll need to enable roaming profiles.
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it would be really nice if i could find a book that had everything lol. I love trying to learn new things and i have no earthly idea of where to go or what im doing
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Try starting here
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What tasks would you like to accomplish with these servers?

Microsoft's greatest accomplishment is Active Directory, AKA "AD". You setup "Domain Controllers" that store the database of user accounts, GPO's (for administering computer/user settings) and such. Your servers and workstations are "joined" to the domain and placed under control of the Domain Controller.

AD is used to administer your network, handle user accounts, ties in with MS Exchange for e-mail, and is a really awesome product.

A Domain user account is an AD account, and allows users to log into different computers or servers on the network (or ban then from doing this if you would like). A Local user account is an account that exists only on the local computer, and only allows you to log onto that computer with it.
    
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Active Directory is pretty intense for someone asking questions like you have. You need to be familiar with DNS and probably DHCP also. I'm not sure how you got assigned to this, but it would be best for a professional to do this as you helped and learned along the way.
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im looking for a way that i can grow my business at home. I do freelance design and print. Im getting bigger and learning more on backend development. With that said i have 5 work stations setup in my studio and would like to start some projects with some buddies that I would hopefully like for it to grow in a bigger business. I have two servers, one web server i just learned over the weekend to setup and the other will be more or less an FTP of all needed programs, templates, etc etc. I have two Netgear routers setup in my house, on for personal and one for business. Im just trying to look for a way to make it easier on myself.

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I would like to easily setup who has access to what files and what computers. I thought domain accounts would be the best. If i can get this done with a workgroup im all for it!! Im a noob swimming in waters that i have no clue, and im trying to figure out where i need to go learn.
Edited by graphicsman - 8/15/11 at 1:20pm
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