SBS2003-RWW client access to specific computers
Configuration: SBS 2003 SP2/R2 Clients: Windows Vista Business Computers: authenticated individually using administrator account, then users signed in to specific workstations - each computer uses a generic naming sequence (ie. ABCDSK001) Users: added in with the SBS wizard, no specific computer assigned Issue: when users log into RWW, select: Connect to Client Desktop - they see a list of every computer in the network Question: How can I (or can I), set it so that they will only see the computer that they are supposed to? example: John Doe uses ABCDSK004 in the office. Through RWW, we want John Doe to only see the client computer: ABCDSK004. Thank you in advance!
June 7th, 2007 7:24pm

I don't think you can do that, but based on the permissions you set on the workstation, you can limit them so that they can only connect to their own machine... In an SBS environment, using a more "friendly" naming scheme would also help make it easier for them to connect. Hope this helps? Gregory W. Smith MCSE 2003: Securityand Small Business Specialist
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June 8th, 2007 4:38am

Thank you Greg- I wanted to use a friendlier naming scheme, but as our company works with so many different clients, they had already developed a policy to use the generic: ABCDSK001 - where ABC is the company initials, DSK is for desktop and so on. And, while we do give each user their own, specific instructions, the problem that we are trying to anticipate and proactively prevent is users who will select the wrong computer. While this wouldn't be the end of the world in mos cases, two of our clients use very specific LOB apps that have to work per user, per machine and can't get switched around. Thank you though!!
June 8th, 2007 10:54pm

Please move this post to SBS newsgroup as this forum is specifically for Windows Server 2008 posts.
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June 9th, 2007 1:50am

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