Our biology lab has a bunch of networked workstations running Windows 7, along with two Windows Server 2008 servers (one of which is a domain controller for our Active Directory domain) and a Fedora Core 13 Linux server.
Ideally, I’d like to be able to set up a single profile that all of the Windows clients have, with a pre-installed selection of programs, Firefox bookmarks, etc. Each user should be able to log in to any of the workstations with their network login name and password, and should have a personal folder on a server (mapped as the F: or H: or Z: or whatever drive) that they store their data in.
Right now, they can log in to the machines with their network login (as long as I’ve set up the machine to be a part of our domain) but there’s no common profile or “home drive/directory” that they can use.
Is there an easy way to set things up like I want? Some kind of software that makes it easier? I have a few ideas but I’d like to get input from people who have done this kind of thing before.