Originally Posted by Salahudeen
You forgot me to I am IT guru to, ! :D Right to the question yes all user data is stored on the server, if you got 150 people and 200 computers, do you want to go to each computer to check for data? and passwords? no way, its all on networks.
Now to the second question about blocking stuff I am good expert on this since this PC is on lockdown, I don't use a server and depending on what server you got e.g. windows server 2008, its usually gpedit (group policy editor) here there are a list of settings which block stuff like control panel, changing background, right click, lock screen etc. I think there are different Windows (e.g. business, eterprise so you may not have all of them)
Read more about gpedit here:
OK I am assuming your using Microsoft networking sine they are industry leading.
Basically each computer needs to be connected to your server via LAN (Local Area network) I think anyway. You setup the server and user accounts. Second to set up disk quota (this is user storage space) you need a hard drive where users can access their data then set disk quota on that, for default users.
OK I have never used Microsoft windows server, but I know this is how you would do it, and yes everything is controlled on the server you don't want be configuring 200 computers or more one by one!
All printers everything connect to the server.
Need help just ask I can dig stuff out ..
oh and policy for user groups you set up differently. e.g say your working at a School
For Students the restrictions would be, no games, changing password, no access to control panel, 1GB of space.
Then for staff you would allow those top permission and give staff more permissions, more space access to control panel
then for admins you would set up more permissions.... and so it goes a long :D