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web1b
Level 7

How to add large number users or groups to a EEPC 7.0 system?

We have a pool of shared laptops that anyone in the building may need to check out on little or no prior notice and these laptops these laptops are very frequently reimaged, so the users are frequently logging on for the first time.

What is the limit of EEPC users that can be added to a single system?

Rather than adding users one at a time,is there some way to automate adding all users that either belong to an AD security group or whose user account is located in aparticular AD OUs and have ePO sync new users to these laptops as the users are added to the domain?

on 3/6/13 11:04:08 PM CST
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SafeBoot
Level 21

Re: How to add large number users or groups to a EEPC 7.0 system?

You can increase the size of the pbfs in the machine policy to support hundreds/thousands of users - performance decreases, network traffic increases, and security risks increase of course.

You can add groups of users to device nodes in epo.

Don't add more than a few hundred users - it's never a comfortable experience mirroring your entire active directory onto every machine.

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web1b
Level 7

Re: How to add large number users or groups to a EEPC 7.0 system?

Is there a way to see how much of of the pbfs is is being used so we can tell if we have plenty of space or should make it larger?

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jim.roberts
Level 7

Re: How to add large number users or groups to a EEPC 7.0 system?

We have the same issue. Our solution was to turn on all domain users, have a single account with a profile on all shared machines that was used to get through preboot during the check in process, and have the user log in once to give them preboot access.

Message was edited by: jim.roberts on 3/12/13 2:32:18 PM CDT
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mhedrick
Level 7

Re: How to add large number users or groups to a EEPC 7.0 system?

Increase the size of the preboot to 50mb then you should be able to add 600 + users. We have added all domain users to the preboot.

Message was edited by: mhedrick on 3/20/13 6:44:37 PM CDT

Message was edited by: mhedrick on 3/26/13 12:23:07 PM CDT
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