[THIN] Re: Local user account database on non-persistent disk

  • From: Pat Coughlin <strangedog@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:39:54 -0400

Run the password changer at bootup to set the account PWs? Configure
the tool you are using to do the updates to fire at every boot rather
than whatever interval you are using for your PVS disks.

Pat Coughlin CCIA
Citrix Goon

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM, James Rankin <kz20fl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have an issue where a security team (God bless 'em) have decreed that
> support users must use local user accounts and have their passwords changed
> on these local accounts at regular intervals. However, the servers in
> question use non-persistent disks. Therefore when the servers restart, the
> disk reverts to the original state and the password changes are discarded,
> leading to much confusion for support staff.
> These servers do have a persistent disk (the D drive), but I'm at a loss as
> to how you could put the local accounts database onto a different disk. Is
> this even doable? I doubt it is....so does anyone have an idea about how to
> make password changes persist in this situation? I know the sensible money
> is going to be on "give them domain accounts", which I have been trying to
> get done for ages, but I am hitting a lot of resistance on this (they
> support many different customer domains and some of them are sensitive about
> giving out domain access).
> I've toyed with the idea of the difference disk state in PVS as well, but
> the build team won't have it. I know it's highly unlikely there's a way
> around this without making some sort of process-level changes, but here's
> hoping someone has come across a technical solution....
> FWIW, the systems are Windows 2008 Server with XenApp 5 and PVS 5.1 images
> TIA,
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