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Hey All,

Here is what I have:
3 computers that run XP Pro
1 computer that runs Server 03
All of the necessary cable and switches.

Here is what I want:
I want to setup my Server 03 machine to have users, so I can log in as me on another machine, and possibly carry a profile. I want to be able to use the server as a print server and have it automatically map the printer.

I have tried... I can log into the server from a workstation as Administrator... but that is really as far as I have gotten.

Are there any good FAQs or steps to do this... I am looking to start from scratch. I have a little knowledge of networking, however, the small amount that I am familiar with is Novell, not Windows.

I eventually want to get into application hosting... but that is down the road.

Thanks for your help.
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to have a profile that will load on any machine that you use, you will need to get into your server....add a shared folder called "profiles" or whatever

then open your user properties and find the profile section and in the address enter:

\\\\servername\\sharedfolder\\%username%

you can also do the same for your home folder by doing the same with a different shared folder.

as for mapping the printer, I would suggest maybe a logon script if you cannot find how to map through active directory.

you would find the 70-290 and 70-291 MCP study guides would be helpful with becoming familiar with server 2k3 and active directory.
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Ok just to clarify what sounds like you want to do is getting half way to setting up a domain, im not even sure if this is possable. But if you want a good learning experience then I would just suggest setting up your own home domain network. Otherwise you can just share the printer and any drives in a home workgroup.

If you decide that you want to setup a domain I have a couple howto's that can help.
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Hey!

I don't know if that could help you but here's a step by step guide from Microsoft. It shows you how to configure your windows server 2003 as a PDC (primary domain controler). This should help you to in your project.... I hope

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../domcntrl.mspx
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