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I suppose you might be able to have the laptop mount a network folder via a script, but I'm not 100% sure on how.

Also, boy, thinking about all this really makes me appreciate Microsoft and AD!
You generally mount a network folder through a script that you call through AD Users & Computers. Otherwise, call it through a GPO, which is especially useful if you have multiple scripts to call.
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You generally mount a network folder through a script that you call through AD Users & Computers. Otherwise, call it through a GPO, which is especially useful if you have multiple scripts to call.
Yup, thats how we do it, though for linux... well I haven't had do do anything like that.

OP: You could try what Unexpectedly suggested. Though there doesn't seem to be an easy "set it once" solution. If a server changes I believe you would have to go to the laptops and make the appropriate change.
    
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Guys, thanks for the replies. I'm now wondering if remote desktop access - via something like NoMachine - might be a better solution. The fixed workstations are not an issue obviously, but laptops seem to be an awkward asset to manage.

I take on board not wanting users to have important files on a laptop, so it may well be that remote desktop access is the solution to implement.
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Guys, thanks for the replies. I'm now wondering if remote desktop access - via something like NoMachine - might be a better solution. The fixed workstations are not an issue obviously, but laptops seem to be an awkward asset to manage.

I take on board not wanting users to have important files on a laptop, so it may well be that remote desktop access is the solution to implement.
How much does NoMachine cost? If you are looking for remote desktop solutions, VMware and Citrix both have well established options.

I think you would be fine having the files stored on the laptops, just as long as they are encrypted. We just don't trust out users; too many write passwords on their laptops, and let their kids play on them.
    
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Well NoMachine have their pricing here. I've no idea how these things are priced; FreeNX might be just as good. I've heard that VMware can work out to be quite expensive.
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Looks to be $1845 for the basic starter kit; 10 desktop VM's, and 1 year of support. Then $1300-$2,000 for Vsphere (if you folks don't have it already).

Better to spend a little more on good products, then to cheap out and get burned. Though you might be able to arrange trials of both software setups.
    
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