A question about NT Domains

William Stuart william at hae.com
Wed Apr 8 19:17:14 GMT 1998

There is no way to get an NT machine to be a member of two domains.  I
believe you can get an NT machine to log into two different domains if
the domains have a trust relationship.

You should probably create one domain, then limit access to each server
via user groups.

REMEMBER:  Microsoft operates on the philosophy of one person, one
computer, using and accessing all Microsoft software.  Very little
has been done by Microsoft to accommodate multiple users using the same
computer; just as very little has been done to interconnect NT with any
other system (thus SAMBA).

Don't look for any improvements in this arena in the future either.  It
looks like NT 5 was built around this philosophy as well.


On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, John Harper wrote:

> I just got the NTDOM branch compiled and working - I can authenticate 
> from an NT client no problem.
> However, our system arrangement is such that we have two Solaris
> servers - one is dedicated to staff/faculty, the other is for students.
> Each class of user only has access to and account info on their 
> particular server. I would therefore assume the logical extension into
> the world of NT domains would imply that I configure both Unix servers
> as separate PDC's in two NT domains (it seems reasonable to me!).
> But our labs can be used by both students and faculty, and I therefore
> need the client NT machines to be able to connect to either domain - 
> as far as I can tell this is not possible. Is there in fact any way
> to get a client to belong/connect to more than one domain? Am I
> missing something, or can I add this to my growing list of "Why I
> Hate M$"?
> Thanks for any insight.
> John Harper
> ------------------------------------
> Academic Computing Coordinator
> University of Toronto at Scarborough
> harper at scar.utoronto.ca

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