Hi Tony, I agree with your concern. I don't want to go off topic, or push someone elses product, but Citrix Password Manager will do this, and provide complete security. It can run in disconnected mode and does not need a Citrix server in-place for it to work. I'm sure there are other solutions out there too, but if it's just authentication they need, then this is the one I would recommend if you wanted a software based solution. A product like Citrix Password Manager can add a lot more value too. Whereas this ADAM application they are developing sounds like a considerable amount of development for just one purpose. That usually means big bucks.
Cheers. Kind regards, Jeremy Saunders Senior Technical Specialist Infrastructure Technology Services (ITS) & Cerulean Global Technology Services (GTS) IBM Australia Level 2, 1060 Hay Street West Perth WA 6005 Visit us at http://www.ibm.com/services/au/its P: +61 8 9261 8412 F: +61 8 9261 8486 M: TBA E-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] "Tony Murray" <[EMAIL PROTECTED] rg> To Sent by: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [EMAIL PROTECTED] cc ail.activedir.org Subject [ActiveDir] ADAM on XP Pro 05/10/2006 10:33 AM Please respond to [EMAIL PROTECTED] tivedir.org I've been talking to a vendor about an application they are developing. It involves running ADAM instances on XP Pro machines (laptops) that replicate with a centralised ADAM instance running on W2K3. I don't have further details at this stage, but I believe the they are planning to use the local ADAM instance to authenticate laptop users to an application when they are off-line. In addition to security concerns with this approach, I'm not really comfortable with the idea of ADAM instances on laptops being part of a configuration set. I had always understool ADAM on XP to be used for a personal data store ( http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/29fb059e-544c-4577-bf7c-ba4b08df48431033.mspx?mfr=true ). Any thoughts on this? Tony ________________________________________________________________ Sent via the WebMail system at mail.activedir.org List info : http://www.activedir.org/List.aspx List FAQ : http://www.activedir.org/ListFAQ.aspx List archive: http://www.activedir.org/ml/threads.aspx List info : http://www.activedir.org/List.aspx List FAQ : http://www.activedir.org/ListFAQ.aspx List archive: http://www.activedir.org/ml/threads.aspx