My first thought is yuck. My second thought is this is insecure from multiple angles and really a poor use of ADAM.
Sounds like an ultra poor attempt at making a datacenter app work on the road. I like where Idan's was going... Some sort of local cached password for the local version of the app. Once back online and talking to the "real" app the cache gets refreshed. -- O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition - http://www.joeware.net/win/ad3e.htm -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tony Murray Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 10:34 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [ActiveDir] ADAM on XP Pro 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-b f7c-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