We currently have around 35 workstations on our network each connected to our Server which is running as a domain controller, DNS server and file server.
We are an animal hospital which means there are a lot of staff who all move from one computer to another on a regular basis (two or three times an hour). At the moment they all have their own login account for the DC with their own profiles. Once the user is logged in they can access their home drive and also a few other network shares.
As the users are logging in and out so regularly I think they are losing a lot of time waiting for the computers to login and out. Although I have got the login times to less than about 30 seconds - when a client or animal is waiting for something it's a long time.
I was wondering if there is a way of making some workstations auto login to a user account that only has public share access. So the team can access anything that is not personal to them and if they need their own file then they login as themselves? So basically half of the workstations in the hospital would not require a login on startup - but would still have the limitations in place from the group policy.
Is this possible? Am I missing something that would be better in our environment?