[THIN] Re: Multiple Users Sharing one Domain Account

  • From: "Landin, Mark" <Mark.Landin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 08:53:11 -0500

Why it's bad:
- Security and auditing people HATE IT. No auditability. And when
someone is asked to change the password, who changes it, and how does
everyone else find out about it?
- Can cause problems with multiple people trying to make changes to the
same profile or application settings
- Sometimes it doesn't work. :)


From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Luchette, Jon
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 8:25 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Multiple Users Sharing one Domain Account

I have a tech that setup several offices connecting in to our Citrix
farm remotely.  We were running 6 Metaframe XP FR3 servers on Windows
2000 sp4 boxes.  This tech setup the office users to all use the same
domain account to logon to a published desktop to these servers.
Apparently this use to actually work before we upgraded.
We now run 6 Metaframe XP FR3 boxes on Server 2003 sp1 boxes.  Now when
they happen to logon to this published desktop and hit the same server,
the first session will get overwritten/disconnected.
Can someone help me list out the MULTIPLE reasons that this type of
setup is a bad idea.  And also help me understand why it might have
worked on the old servers and not the new servers?

Jon Luchette

Emerson Hospital
Technology Specialist III
Work: 978-287-3369
Cell:  978-360-1379



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