I wanted to deploy Microsoft's Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP so as to lock down the user accounts on each machine. I tried it first on the computer which acts as a print server. While the user account was indeed locked down tight, I was no longer able to access any shared printers or folders on that computer from another computer unless I was logged on as the Administrator. That, of course, is not good.
I need to set everything up so that I can use the Toolkit to lockdown the user accounts while still sharing network resources (the printer is a must; shared folders would be nice, but not necessary).
The printer has both a parallel port and an ethernet port but the ethernet switch doesn't have any spare ports (and I have no budget to buy a new one, and no one will give me one ).
One thought I had was adding a second LAN card to the Dimension 3000, connecting the printer via ethernet cable and bridging the connection to the other card. Never done that before so I'm looking for a little advice before I go tearing LAN cards out of our spare-parts computer.
Any ideas would be appreciated, not just ones about bridging the connections.
3x Dell Dimension E520
1x Dell Dimension 3000
All running MS Windows XP Professional SP2 +all patches and updates
MS Shared Computer Tool Kit for Windows XP
Printer: Brother 2070N
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 17 November 2006 - 05:11 PM.