SBS 2003 has a feature that Windows Server does not have... ok it has a few features standard server doesn't have, but in this particular post, I wanted to share with you the wonder of using user templates.
You may have noticed that SBS has 4 templates out of the box
- Administrator Template - template to create additional administrators, consider using this template sparingly
- Power User Template - users who can add users and have limited administrative functionality
- Mobile User Template - template to create users who can use VPN/dial-up functionality of the server
- User Template - This should be the most common template for users. All of these users can use the Remote Web Workplace
What is so cool about templates? You can make as many as you like!
I spend time building templates and then when I add new users to my system, I can simply use the standard Add User Wizard and choose the appropriate template, each user will be added to the correct distribution groups, security groups, quotes, etc.
Play around with templates, get to know them, they can help you keep your environment consistent.