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Old 12-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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Add users to Multiple Computers at Once?


Hi everyone. I have sort of become the IT guy at a small private school. They are looking to move their servers over to linux (I think they are still running Windows 2000, and upgrading would cost too much). Anyway, I am hoping they will consider moving ALL their computers over to linux (they probably have about 20). They are all Pentium 4 or newer, running Windows XP. The only thing I was wondering about is how does one create user accounts for each student on every computer? Currently they have XP set up to login to a domain, and the domain has the list of user accounts. I know I could setup something like LTSP, but these computers seem too good to waste as dumb terminals, and I am not sure the current servers could handle the load of everyone logged in at once.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:36 AM   #2
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Use a kickstart file to install.

If install is already done,
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-...-in-batch.html
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/execut...x-servers.html
 
Old 12-16-2012, 02:29 AM   #3
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I'd actually recommend using LDAP to store user data in this case. If there's a computer lab, I'd recommend having a central file server for the home directories so that each student can login to every computer and get the same home directory with access to his or her files.
 
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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I'd actually recommend using LDAP to store user data in this case. If there's a computer lab, I'd recommend having a central file server for the home directories so that each student can login to every computer and get the same home directory with access to his or her files.
+1

A nice guide would be http://www.debian-administration.org...tion_on_Debian
or the 389 directory server way.
 
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