Adding domain accounts on local computers

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I have users in our company who are 100% remote.  They use laptops that are issued by our company and they VPN to me (corporate) using Windows RRAS.  We run on SBS ’03 and use the GFI Vipre Business for AV.  How do the logging in of users who log on their laptop and connect through VPN with the domain account affect the local profile in comparison to the corporate users who are on LAN?  How about if the laptop is on LAN and then the user remotely logs on via cached domain information (no VPN)?  Is it advisable to add the users’ domain account to the local computer given that there are existing local accounts?   How about installing a self-managed AV client?

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Adding domain accounts on local computers


Hello Leishalynn,

I will advice that you add the users of the network to the local area network domain so as to be easy to manage them. You will configure their accounts in that for a user to access the network and use its resources they will need to identify themselves to the network by providing details like usernames and passwords. You can also do this for the users who are outside the network range so that when they need to use the network too they access it using the credentials you have provided.

Doing that will help you control the users of the network when it comes to usage of bandwidth and bandwidth allocation, and also help you protect the network from unauthorized people who may want to snoop and use the network resources for free.


Mahesh Babu


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