Need hep with Accessing user files on NT4 server shared user directory

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Terry, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. Terry

    Terry Guest

    First I want to say. I think the answer is out there. But
    I can not seem to find it. I've had a 5 or 6 year absence
    from Windows NT and am not sure of the technical terms to
    use to locate the answer.

    I'm trying to help out a non-profit organization with a

    They are running a Windows NT 4 server. They have about
    50 networked PCs running Windows 98 SE.

    Here is the problem: They want a user to be able to sit
    at any of the 50 workstations and be able to access their
    individual documents. The applications are installed on
    each individual PC. But the documents need to be
    available anywhere a person at the non-profit wants to
    sit. Also the documents need to reside on the server, in
    order to be backed up.

    I am not sure how to set the server up so a user can log
    in to the PC (and the network) and have the "My
    Documents" folder be that user.

    I know how to use shares, map network drives ...etc ...
    and set up very basic login scripts on the server that
    run on the remote PC to issue a command like "net use"
    for example, but I can't seem to get the individual
    users "My Documents" folder to appear on the PC client.

    Like I said it has been 5 or 6 years since I've worked
    with NT and Windows so I'm rusty with the correct terms.
    But I can follow directions and can figure out what terms
    are if anyone can help. I'd be indebted.


    Terry, Sep 7, 2003
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  2. - Is the WinNT server acting as a Domain Controller?
    (Check on the server: Control Panel / Network /
    Identification: Do you have a box called "Domain",
    with a domain name inside?).
    - Are users logging on locally, or are their accounts
    getting validated by the Domain Controller?
    (Do the Win9x workstations have a domain name
    in the logon box?)
    - Do you have an existing logon script?
    (Check the definition of some user accounts on
    the server with usrmgr.exe. Is there a script name
    in Profile / Logon Script Name?)
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Sep 7, 2003
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