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F3
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      05-13-2008
Hello again Everyone,

In RWW on SBS 2003, how do I assign (or limit) specific computers to
certain users? For example, how do I limit a Secretary to being able to
login to only her own desktop at work from home?
All the desktop computers in this office are named sequentially, such
as ABC01, ABC02, ABC03, etc. In AD and/or RWW, can I specify alias
names or rename the computers to reflect which user's
office/cubicle/workstation each computer is at? I want to do this or
something like it to make it easier for the Owners/Managers/myself(IT)
to identify each computer when logging in using RWW remotely. Is it
possible, or do I just need to publish an alias list in hard copy and
distribute it to the couple people who'll have the option of logging
into various computers and/or servers?

Thanks,
Fred
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Frank McCallister SBS MVP
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      05-13-2008
You can rename the computers or you can restrict users as to which computers
they can logon to but be advised that restricting them restricts them to
local as well as remote. Publishing a list may suit you better or renaming
with functional names.

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Frank McCallister SBS MVP
MCP Microsoft Small Business Specialist
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"F3" <> wrote in message
news:#...
> Hello again Everyone,
>
> In RWW on SBS 2003, how do I assign (or limit) specific computers to
> certain users? For example, how do I limit a Secretary to being able to
> login to only her own desktop at work from home?
> All the desktop computers in this office are named sequentially, such as
> ABC01, ABC02, ABC03, etc. In AD and/or RWW, can I specify alias names or
> rename the computers to reflect which user's office/cubicle/workstation
> each computer is at? I want to do this or something like it to make it
> easier for the Owners/Managers/myself(IT) to identify each computer when
> logging in using RWW remotely. Is it possible, or do I just need to
> publish an alias list in hard copy and distribute it to the couple people
> who'll have the option of logging into various computers and/or servers?
>
> Thanks,
> Fred
> <><


 
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Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]
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      05-13-2008
Hi Fred,

There is no workstation assignment that can be done for RWW. I think about
the best you can do is:

Server Management | Standard Management | Users | (rt click) a user account
| Properties | Account (tab) | Log On To...

Then specify the SBS server plus whatever workstations you want to limit the
user to. Note that this will apply to remote logons as well as those in the
office. The SBS needs to be specified so the user can remote in from an
external computer. (However, this does not give the user log on rights to
the server itself).

Another approach may be to remove the Remote Web Workplace group from the
Remote Destkop Users local group on each workstation. Then add back only
those users to the Remote Desktop Users local group who will be permitted to
'remotely' log onto that computer. This approach has the advantage of
allowing users to log onto any office computer while restricting them to
only certain computers for remote use.

In either case, the users will need to know which specific workstations are
available to them for remote logins.

--
Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]
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"F3" <> wrote in message
news:%...
> Hello again Everyone,
>
> In RWW on SBS 2003, how do I assign (or limit) specific computers to
> certain users? For example, how do I limit a Secretary to being able to
> login to only her own desktop at work from home?
> All the desktop computers in this office are named sequentially, such as
> ABC01, ABC02, ABC03, etc. In AD and/or RWW, can I specify alias names or
> rename the computers to reflect which user's office/cubicle/workstation
> each computer is at? I want to do this or something like it to make it
> easier for the Owners/Managers/myself(IT) to identify each computer when
> logging in using RWW remotely. Is it possible, or do I just need to
> publish an alias list in hard copy and distribute it to the couple people
> who'll have the option of logging into various computers and/or servers?
>
> Thanks,
> Fred
> <><



 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
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      05-13-2008
F3 <> wrote:
> Hello again Everyone,
>
> In RWW on SBS 2003, how do I assign (or limit) specific computers to
> certain users? For example, how do I limit a Secretary to being able
> to login to only her own desktop at work from home?


Add only her domain account to that workstation's Remote Desktop Users
group.


> All the desktop computers in this office are named sequentially, such
> as ABC01, ABC02, ABC03, etc. In AD and/or RWW, can I specify alias
> names or rename the computers to reflect which user's
> office/cubicle/workstation each computer is at?


No, you'd have to rename them - and I wouldn't. Naming computers after
people or departments seems silly to me....I like to keep things
interchangeable and generic. Simply train the users to know what their
computer names are. I don't even see why a printout would be necessary if,
say, the assistant is allowed to connect only to her computer.

> I want to do this or
> something like it to make it easier for the Owners/Managers/myself(IT)
> to identify each computer when logging in using RWW remotely. Is it
> possible, or do I just need to publish an alias list in hard copy and
> distribute it to the couple people who'll have the option of logging
> into various computers and/or servers?


If you're going in as an admin, go into the server via RD (via RWW) and then
use the Server Management page to see and connect to the workstations. I use
the notes/description field in the computer's properties on the server, to
keep track of who uses what..... (do *not* use the description field on the
workstation itself or it will show up funny in the browse list)
>
> Thanks,
> Fred
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]
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      05-13-2008
Frank McCallister SBS MVP <anonymous> wrote:
> You can rename the computers or you can restrict users as to which
> computers they can logon to but be advised that restricting them
> restricts them to local as well as remote.


Psssst....nope, not if you're just changing the membership of the Remote
Desktop users group ;-)

> Publishing a list may suit
> you better or renaming with functional names.
>
>
> "F3" <> wrote in message
> news:#...
>> Hello again Everyone,
>>
>> In RWW on SBS 2003, how do I assign (or limit) specific computers to
>> certain users? For example, how do I limit a Secretary to being
>> able to login to only her own desktop at work from home?
>> All the desktop computers in this office are named sequentially,
>> such as ABC01, ABC02, ABC03, etc. In AD and/or RWW, can I specify
>> alias names or rename the computers to reflect which user's
>> office/cubicle/workstation each computer is at? I want to do this
>> or something like it to make it easier for the
>> Owners/Managers/myself(IT) to identify each computer when logging in
>> using RWW remotely. Is it possible, or do I just need to publish an
>> alias list in hard copy and distribute it to the couple people
>> who'll have the option of logging into various computers and/or
>> servers? Thanks,
>> Fred
>> <><




 
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